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synonyms for facile

  • effortless
  • glib
  • hasty
  • accomplished
  • adept
  • adroit
  • apparent
  • articulate
  • breeze
  • child's play
  • cursory
  • deft
  • dexterous
  • easy as pie
  • fast talk
  • flip
  • fluent
  • light
  • obvious
  • picnic
  • practiced
  • proficient
  • pushover
  • quick
  • ready
  • shallow
  • simple
  • skillful
  • slick
  • smooth
  • superficial
  • uncomplicated
  • untroublesome
  • voluble
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antonyms for facile

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  • arduous
  • complicated
  • confusing
  • difficult
  • hard
  • involved
  • laborious
  • profound
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How to use facile in a sentence

Elections experts say such patterns can be easily explained, but Byrne called such dismissals “facile bromides” that are not reassuring to him or millions of other Americans.
INSIDE THE ‘SHADOW REALITY WORLD’ PROMOTING THE LIE THAT THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION WAS STOLENROSALIND HELDERMAN, EMMA BROWN, TOM HAMBURGER, JOSH DAWSEYJUNE 24, 2021WASHINGTON POST
But he was a man of marked executive ability, and when occasion demanded he wielded a facile and ready pen.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
But the notion may very well be of older date than this period of facile illustration.
A CURSORY HISTORY OF SWEARINGJULIAN SHARMAN
For the second time I felt my facile invention sitting somewhat less easily on me.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE EVIDENCEOLIVER ONIONS
Indeed, Chopin even found fault with the master where he is universally regarded as facile princeps.
FREDERICK CHOPIN AS A MAN AND MUSICIANFREDERICK NIECKS
Wherever you go you will hear, in tram or car, the facile gossip of literature.
AMERICAN SKETCHESCHARLES WHIBLEY
He belonged to the literary class of which, perhaps, Southey may be regarded as facile princeps.
BRITISH QUARTERLY REVIEW, AMERICAN EDITION, VOLUME LIVVARIOUS
We get as tired of his simple inertia as he of the simple facile sweetness of Bessie's kisses.
BRITISH QUARTERLY REVIEW, AMERICAN EDITION, VOLUME LIVVARIOUS
By this facile reference of the initiative to the wisest one, the shepherd is served most.
INTRODUCTION TO THE SCIENCE OF SOCIOLOGYROBERT E. PARK
He loved them all, and painted them with swift, telling strokes of his facile pen.
THE STONES OF PARIS IN HISTORY AND LETTERS, VOLUME I (OF 2)BENJAMIN ELLIS MARTIN
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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