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facile

fac·ile

facile

 
 
pronunciation:
fae sihl
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: acting or working in an easy manner.
She had a facile mind and all subjects came easily to her.
antonyms:
arduous
similar words:
easy, effortless
definition 2: achieved with little or no effort.
The flawless performance appeared facile but it had required months of intense practice.
synonyms:
easy
antonyms:
arduous
similar words:
effortless, elementary, simple, snap
definition 3: marked by superficiality.
You didn't give the article any real thought, and therefore you reached a facile conclusion.
synonyms:
simplistic, superficial
similar words:
glib, snap
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derivations: facilely (adv.), facileness (n.)