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  • n. superficiality, glibness

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or quality of being facile, or easy or compliant.


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  • Your writing challenges Rob's for facileness, and I do not mean that as a criticism.

    Obama's Most Progressive Act Yet; Solidarity With the Chicago Factory Worker Sit-in

  • From what I know of today's younger generations, I'm not so sure that they're facileness with new technologies has anything to do with their schooling.

    Navigating the Lag of Death

  • And also, to be sure, self indulgence, banality and phenomenological facileness is endemic to perfomance art - which this person's art seems to be a species of.

    The Guardian World News

  • More here from Offside: "Structured in the framework of a situational comedy, the film's deceptive facileness proves to be its most irresistibly potent weapon in a brewing (and perhaps, inevitable) ideological revolution, upending the laws of inequitable social convention into a rote reflection of its own incomprehensible - and untenable - contemporary absurdity."

    GreenCine Daily

  • But hipster critics also saw a facileness in the way he attracted legal trouble and then made it part of his act.

    Chicago Reader

  • Advertisers love that sort of shit, because interactivity momentarily occludes the ultimate facileness of their same old messaging-and because they become infatuated with shiny new things as much as anybody else, says our source.


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