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Date: 1400-1500
Language: French
Origin: Latin facilis 'easy to do', from facere 'to do, make'

facile

adjective
     
fa‧cile
1 a facile remark, argument etc is too simple and shows a lack of careful thought or understanding:
facile generalizations
2 [only before noun] formal a facile achievement or success has been obtained too easily and has no value:
a facile victory
facilely adverb
facileness noun [uncountable]

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