Definition of facile :
1. Easily persuaded to good or bad; yielding; ductile to a fault; pliant; flexible.
2. Easy of access or converse; mild; courteous; not haughty, austere, or distant; affable; complaisant.
3. Easy to be done or performed: not difficult; performable or attainable with little labor.
4. Easy to be surmounted or removed; easily conquerable; readily mastered.
5. Ready; quick; expert; as, he is facile in expedients; he wields a facile pen.
soft, ability, one-dimensional, obvious, surface, hands-down, simplistic, royal, silver, silver-tongued, smooth-tongued, apparent, argent, spry, ineffective, shallow, pointless, liquid, light, superficial, ready, useless, fluid, inefficient, brisk, futile, skin-deep, slick, painless, pathetic, snap, eloquent, downhill, articulate, defective, quick, silverish, faulty, purposeless, insincere, silvern, glib, silvery, cheap, worthless, smooth-spoken, words
facile (part of speech: adjective)
skillful (part of speech: adjective)
agile, cunning, crafty, dexterous, competent, practiced, capable, efficient, deft, handy, skilled, artful, talented, nimble, able, genius, ambidextrous, versatile, masterful, apt, adroit, accomplished, proficient, skillful, expert, sure-footed, clever, adept, crack
- As water flows over water, so new schemes rolled upon new- sweeping away every momentary impression, and leaving the surface facile equally to receive and to forget. - "Ernest Maltravers, Complete", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
- Not even Granvelle held a more facile pen. - "Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete", John Lothrop Motley.
- As the surface refinements of language were dying, so their faces had lost a certain facile play of expression. - "The Emigrant Trail", Geraldine Bonner.