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Meaning of FACILE

Pronunciation:  'fasil

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively; "able to dazzle with his facile tongue"; "silver speech"
  2. [adj]  performing adroitly and without effort; "her easy grace"; "a facile hand"
  3. [adj]  arrived at without due care or effort; lacking depth; "too facile a solution for so complex a problem"

FACILE is a 6 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: articulate, easy, effortless, eloquent, fluent, silver, silver-tongued, smooth-spoken, superficial



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Fac"ile\a. [L. facilis, prop., capable of being done or
made, hence, facile, easy, fr. facere to make, do: cf. F.
facile. Srr {Fact}, and cf. {Faculty}.]
1. Easy to be done or performed: not difficult; performable
   or attainable with little labor.

         Order . . . will render the work facile and
         delightful.                           --Evelyn.

2. Easy to be surmounted or removed; easily conquerable;
   readily mastered.

         The facile gates of hell too slightly barred.

3. Easy of access or converse; mild; courteous; not haughty,
   austere, or distant; affable; complaisant.

         I meant she should be courteous, facile, sweet. --B.

4. Easily persuaded to good or bad; yielding; ductile to a
   fault; pliant; flexible.

         Since Adam, and his facile consort Eve, Lost
         Paradise, deceived by me.             --Milton.

         This is treating Burns like a child, a person of so
         facile a disposition as not to be trusted without a
         keeper on the king's highway.         --Prof.

5. Ready; quick; expert; as, he is facile in expedients; he
   wields a facile pen. -- {Fac"ile-ly}, adv. --
   {Fac"ile*ness}, n.

Computing Dictionary

A concurrent extension of ml from ecrc.

["Facile: A Symmetric Integration of Concurrent and Functional Programming", A. Giacalone et al, Intl J Parallel Prog 18(2):121-160, Apr 1989].

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