Part of speech: adjective

Easy; pliant; yielding; affable.

Part of speech: adjective

Dexterous; skilful.

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Usage examples "facile":

  1. If the Stamp Act were enforced, it meant the collection of a tax from communities already in debt from the French wars, which were in future to be denied the facile escape from heavy taxes hitherto afforded by bills of credit. - "The Wars Between England and America", T. C. Smith.
  2. When Valentine, always facile, had begun to consider this matter, a drawing of the building, as it was to look when restored, was made, in order to stir up his zeal, and make him long for a parish church that would do him and the vicar credit. - "Fated to Be Free", Jean Ingelow.
  3. He means, I believe, to spend two years in Germany, and will come to see you on his way; a man whose too facile and good- natured manners do some injustice to his virtues, to his great industry and real knowledge. - "The Correspondence of Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1834-1872, Vol II.", Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson.