Facile - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfæsl|  American pronunciation of the word facile
Brit.  |ˈfasʌɪl|  British pronunciation of the word facile

adjective

- superficially impressive, but lacking depth and attention to the true complexities of a subject(syn: neat, slick)

too facile a solution for so complex a problem

- performing adroitly and without effort

a facile hand

- expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively(syn: eloquent, fluent, silver, silver-tongued, smooth-spoken)

able to dazzle with his facile tongue

Examples

This problem needs more than just a facile solution.

He is a wonderfully facile writer.

too facile a solution for so complex a problem

able to dazzle with his facile tongue

Melville shrank from atheism, and from all facile theisms.

his playing is facile and unstrained

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