Facile

Adjective

  • Easy, now especially in a disparaging sense; contemptibly easy. [from 15th c.]
  • Lazy, simplistic (especially of explanations, discussions etc.). [from 19th c.]
  • Effortless, fluent (of work, abilities etc.). [from 17th c.]
  • (now rare) Amiable, flexible, easy to get along with. [from 16th c.]

    "His facile disposition made him many friends."

  • (chemistry) Of a reaction or other process, taking place readily.

    "Decarboxylation of beta-keto acids is facile..."

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