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Synonyms for facile

Synonyms for facile

posing no difficulty

moving or performing quickly, lightly, and easily

characterized by ready but often insincere or superficial discourse

exhibiting or possessing skill and ease in performance

Synonyms for facile

arrived at without due care or effort

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performing adroitly and without effort

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expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively

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While Curry too facilely equates wealth with whiteness, the essay nevertheless foregrounds important parameters of Caulfield's discourse.
Similarly, in Willemsdorp, the Coloured prostitute, Marjorie, oscillates between smiling and frowning in Charlie's company: "Smiling seemed to come facilely to Marjorie's lips and eyes.
Ingenuously, facilely, Saakashvili, America's puppet leader of Georgia, sent his US armed troops into South Ossetia shooting wildly at anything moving and challenging Moscow on its home territory.
This premise facilely sidesteps some real questions about how early "rabbinic" thinking can be retrieved, while on the New Testament side one wonders how much of the halakhah Sigal studied comes from Matthew rather than Jesus.
becomes increasingly wary of words that facilely gloss over the lived
Green discoloration was most common in shallow-water hardgrounds, and this association is facilely explained by the distribution of the causative organisms, boring green algae.
Even if the transmissibility functions are most sensitives to changes in mass, damping, and stiffness like a frequency response functions, the last are prefered because it's more facilely to evaluate.
7) I am too facilely equating the Mu'tazilite argument with the pope's understanding of logos, which I am assimilating into an understanding of natural law, which includes "justice" under the rubric of "reason.
Yet with the exception of the platforms facilely provided them by Science and Nature, almost all of their responses were made in unrefereed outlets, most notably on the Internet, and their partisan misuse of the unrefereed Scientific American has already been mentioned.
The bespectacled, mustachioed Walker accents his understated, very Japanese business suit with an easy-going charm--a bilingual charm that he demonstrates when he facilely switches conversations between an American visitor and a native Japanese passenger on the train.
The camera never lingers on any scene or speaker for more than a few seconds; the whole thing is so facilely edited it always seems to be moving forward even as its tag-team gurus keep saying the same thing over and over.
But if the substructure of our community, of our sense of shared being, is animality rather than a supposed humanity, which we perhaps too facilely claim--what then?
For example, he too facilely points to texts in John's Gospel--in particular, Jesus' words in Jn 2:19, "Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days"--as direct evidence that the historical Jesus viewed himself as the new temple.
Too facilely, I believe, he has dismissed Lutheran and Methodist voices, and fearing that the balance between what he terms "Reformation" and "Revival" will be endangered if "revivalist" contributions are taken too seriously, he has quickly dismissed any potential Pentecostal or Holiness contribution.
Ward was first a lecturer and a generalist who connected ideas spanning all of the social sciences, facilely ranging from policy to practice and drawing examples from around the world.