Definition of facile adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈfæsaɪl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfæsl//
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  1. 1produced without effort or careful thought synonym glib a facile remark/generalization It seems too facile to blame everything on his mishandling of the crisis.
  2. 2[only before noun] (formal) obtained too easily and having little value a facile victory
  3. Word Originlate 15th cent. (in the sense ‘easily accomplished’): from French, or from Latin facilis ‘easy’, from facere ‘do, make’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: facile