Facile

Definition of Facile

Fac´ile
a.1.Easy to be done or performed: not difficult; performable or attainable with little labor.
Order . . . will render the work facile and delightful.
- Evelyn.
2.Easy to be surmounted or removed; easily conquerable; readily mastered.
The facile gates of hell too slightly barred.
- Milton.
3.Easy of access or converse; mild; courteous; not haughty, austere, or distant; affable; complaisant.
I meant she should be courteous, facile, sweet.
- B. Jonson.
4.Easily persuaded to good or bad; yielding; ductile to a fault; pliant; flexible.
Since Adam, and his facile consort Eve,
Lost Paradise, deceived by me.
- Milton.
This is treating Burns like a child, a person of so facile a disposition as not to be trusted without a keeper on the king's highway.
- Prof. Wilson.
5.Ready; quick; expert; as, he is facile in expedients; he wields a facile pen.

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