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facile

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of facile

  1. 1 having or showing a lack of depth of understanding or character <the movie takes a facile look at what happens when teens enter into serious romantic relationships> Synonyms superficial, one-dimensional, shallow, skin-deepRelated Words cursory, hasty, oversimple, passing, sketchy; aimless, desultory, haphazard, hit-or-miss, random; limited, narrow, restrictedNear Antonyms discerning, penetrant, penetrating; definitive, hard; broad, complete, comprehensive, exhaustive, extensive, far-reaching, wide; general, global, inclusive; detailed, in-depth; criticalAntonyms deep, profound

  2. 2 involving minimal difficulty or effort <a few early facile victories misled the country into thinking that the war would be short and relatively painless> Synonyms cheap, downhill, effortless, easy, fluent, fluid, hands-down, light, painless, ready, royal, simple, smooth, snap, softRelated Words idiotproof, mindless, quick, straightforward, unchallenging, uncomplicated; apparent, clear, clear-cut, distinct, evident, manifest, obvious, open-and-shut, palpable, patent, perspicuous, plain, transparent, unambiguous, unequivocal, unmistakableNear Antonyms burdensome, exhausting, onerous, oppressive, painful, stressful, taxing, troublesome; abstruse, complex, complicated, intricate, involved, knotty, problematic (also problematical), reconditeAntonyms arduous, demanding, difficult, exacting, formidable, grueling (or gruelling), hard, herculean, killer, labored, laborious, murderous, rough, severe, stiff, strenuous, toilful, toilsome, tough




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