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
Order . . . will render the work facile and
2. Easy to be surmounted or removed; easily
conquerable; readily mastered.
The facile gates of hell too slightly
3. Easy of access or converse; mild;
courteous; not haughty, austere, or distant; affable;
I meant she should be courteous, facile,
sweet. B. Jonson.
4. Easily persuaded to good or bad; yielding;
ductile to a fault; pliant; flexible.
Since Adam, and his facile consort Eve, Milton.
Lost Paradise, deceived by me.
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. Wilson.
5. Ready; quick; expert; as, he is
facile in expedients; he wields a facile pen.
-- Fac"ile*ly, adv. --