from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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.
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.
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.
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."
But hipster critics also saw a facileness in the way he attracted legal trouble and then made it part of his act.
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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