Learning English

Word: Facile

Facile (Adjective)

Sentence with Context:

(1) A large part of the problem is that, apart from the sterling work done by a few dedicated individuals and organisations, anti-racist politics has become a facile “representation” game that involves appeasing the fragile sensitivities of a vocal few claiming to represent the whole community. It is about harassing artists and writers, demanding that they conform to “right” ways of representing the community. 

Source: theguardian.com

(2) Tyson—who had barely broken a sweat—was embraced by members of his corner, yet never altered his facial expression. It was another facile win to add to his collection.

Source: bleacherreport.com

Meaning:

(1) Superficial; Treating something complex as something very simple by ignoring its complexity

(2) Easily achieved; Not needing effort (especially in sports)

Mnemonic (Memory Aid): How To Remember?

A facile problem is so superficial, simple and docile like a puppy that you are not afraid to face it!

Synonyms

(1) Simplistic, Superficial, Oversimplified

(2) Effortless, Elementary, Easy, Undemanding, Uncomplicated

Antonyms

(1) Thorough, Profound

(2) Hard-won, Tough, Challenging

Credits: giphy.com

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