Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)
result(s) from the 1913
Fac"ile (?) a. [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.
Order . . . will render the work facile and delightful.
2. Easy to be surmounted or removed; easily conquerable; readily mastered.
The facile gates of hell too slightly barred.
3. Easy of access or converse; mild; courteous; not haughty, austere, or distant; affable; complaisant.
I meant she should be courteous, facile, sweet.
4. 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.
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.
5. Ready; quick; expert; as, he is facile in expedients; he wields a facile pen.
-- Fac"ile-ly, adv. -- Fac"ile*ness, n.