facile


facile
facile late 15c., from M.Fr. facile "easy," from L. facilis "easy to do" and, of persons, "pliant, courteous," from facere "to do" (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)). Facilitate is from 1610s.

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  • facile — [ fasil ] adj. • 1441; lat. facilis « qui se fait aisément », de facere 1 ♦ Qui se fait, qui s obtient sans peine, sans effort. ⇒ aisé, 1. commode, élémentaire, enfantin, simple; et aussi faisable, possible. Affaire, opération facile. « La vie… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • facile — adj. de tout genre. Aisé à faire, Qu on peut faire sans peine. Il n y a rien de si facile. cela est facile à faire. il est facile de vous contenter, c est une chose facile. On dit, qu Un homme est de facile accés, pour dire, qu Il est aisé de l… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Facile — Fac ilea. [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 labor.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • facile — Facile, Facilis. Fort facile, Perfacilis. Facile à dire, Dictu procliue. Facile ou aisé à medeciner, Ad medendum appositus. Il est facile et aisé, Procliue est, In procliui est, Nihil est negotij. Il n est pas facile ou aisé à dire, etc. Non… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • facile — FÁCILE adv. (muz.; ca indicaţie de execuţie) Uşor; accesibil. [< it. facile]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 19.03.2005. Sursa: DN  FÁCILE adv. (muz.) uşor, accesibil. (< it. facile) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • facile — [fas′il] adj. [Fr < L facilis < facere, DO1] 1. not hard to do or achieve; easy 2. acting, working, or done easily, or in a quick, smooth way; fluent; ready [a facile wit] 3. using or showing little effort and not sincere or profound;… …   English World dictionary

  • facile — pronounced fas iyl, means ‘easy, smooth, effortless’ with reference to people or what they do, and there is always a derogatory implication of something too easily achieved and of little value. A facile speaker is one for whom speaking comes… …   Modern English usage

  • facile — I adjective accomplished, amenable, attainable, compilable, compliant, conquerable, deft, dexterous, docile, easily done, easily influenced, easily persuaded, easy, easygoing, effortless, facilis, flexible, flowing, fluent, impressionable,… …   Law dictionary

  • Facile — er et fremmedord for let (at udføre) …   Danske encyklopædi

  • facile — / fatʃile/ agg. [dal lat. facĭlis, der. di facĕre fare ]. 1. [che si può fare agevolmente, in quanto non richiede doti particolari: lavoro f. ; argomento f. ; f. manovra ] ▶◀ agevole, da nulla, elementare, fattibile, semplice, realizzabile.… …   Enciclopedia Italiana


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