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Definition 1: expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where facile or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • able to dazzle with his facile tongue
  • silver speech

Synonyms for facile in the sense of this definition

(facile is similar to ...) expressing yourself easily or characterized by clear expressive language

"articulate speech" "an articulate orator" "articulate beings"

Definition 2: performing adroitly and without effort - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where facile or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a facile hand

(facile is similar to ...) requiring or apparently requiring no effort

"the swallows glided in an effortless way through the busy air"

Definition 3: superficially impressive, but lacking depth and attention to the true complexities of a subject - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where facile or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • too facile a solution for so complex a problem
  • it was a neat plan, but bound to fail
  • a slick advertising campaign

Synonyms for facile in the sense of this definition

(facile is similar to ...) concerned with or comprehending only what is apparent or obvious; not deep or penetrating emotionally or intellectually

"superficial similarities" "a superficial mind" "his thinking was superficial and fuzzy" "superficial knowledge" "the superficial report didn't give the true picture" "only superficial differences"

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