- Easy to be done or performed: not difficult; performable or attainable with little labor."Order . . . will render the work facile and delightful." [Evelyn.]
- Easy to be surmounted or removed; easily conquerable; readily mastered."The facile gates of hell too slightly barred." [Milton.]
- Easy of access or converse; mild; courteous; not haughty, austere, or distant; affable; complaisant."I meant she should be courteous, facile, sweet." [B. Jonson.]
- 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. Wilson.]
- Ready; quick; expert; as, he is facile in expedients; he wields a facile pen.
Etymology: 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