Facilely



[fas-il or, esp. British, -ahyl] /ˈfæs ɪl or, esp. British, -aɪl/

adjective
1.
moving, acting, working, proceeding, etc., with ease, sometimes with superficiality:
facile fingers; a facile mind.
2.
easily done, performed, used, etc.:
a facile victory; a facile method.
3.
easy or unconstrained, as manners or persons.
4.
affable, agreeable, or complaisant; easily influenced:
a facile temperament; facile people.
/ˈfæsaɪl/
adjective
1.
easy to perform or achieve
2.
working or moving easily or smoothly
3.
without depth; superficial: a facile solution
4.
(archaic) relaxed in manner; easygoing
adjective

resourceful, quick; expert
Word Origin

Latin facilis ‘easy to do’
adj.

late 15c., from Middle French facile “easy,” from Latin facilis “easy to do” and, of persons, “pliant, courteous,” from facere “to do” (see factitious).

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