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facile (adj) (of an accomplishment/achievement) easily obtained; (of remarks and comments) made without careful thought.

A facile victory is a victory easily got and of not such value as a hard earned victory would produce. Something accomplished in a facile way is an accomplishment that has been easily achieved. A facile comment or generalization is a comment or generalization made without much care or thoughtfulness, and is therefore hasty. Facile comments and generalizations are hasty comments and generalizations.

  • Their facile victory did make them happy, but did not give them the thrill that one would get from a hard fought win.
  • Gerry is notorious for his facile remarks which because of their lack of thought and carefulness annoy his friends.
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