Associations to the word «Facile»


FACILE, adjective. Easy, now especially in a disparaging sense; contemptibly easy. [from 15th c.]
FACILE, adjective. (now rare) Amiable, flexible, easy to get along with. [from 16th c.]
FACILE, adjective. Effortless, fluent (of work, abilities etc.). [from 17th c.]
FACILE, adjective. Lazy, simplistic (especially of explanations, discussions etc.). [from 19th c.]
FACILE, adjective. (chemistry) Of a reaction or other process, taking place readily.

Dictionary definition

FACILE, adjective. Arrived at without due care or effort; lacking depth; "too facile a solution for so complex a problem".
FACILE, adjective. Performing adroitly and without effort; "a facile hand".
FACILE, adjective. Expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively; "able to dazzle with his facile tongue"; "silver speech".

Wise words

Words to me were magic. You could say a word and it could conjure up all kinds of images or feelings or a chilly sensation or whatever. It was amazing to me that words had this power.
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