Synonyms and Antonyms of facile
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 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
facile was our Word of the Day on 01/03/2008. Hear the podcast!
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up facile? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).