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too simple or lacking in depth
  • How to Memorize
    • facile - simple
  • Analysis

    Something ‘facile’ is overly simplistic and/or lacking in depth or sincerity. It is characterized by a lack of thought or effort.

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    Synonymssuperficialshallow, simplistic,
    Antonymsarduouscomplicated, detailed,
  • Example(s)
    1. When I asked him to clarify the situation, he could only offer the most facile explanation.

    2. So far, nobody has been able to provide anything more then a facile solution to the problem.

    3. If the plan does not succeed, it’s important that we avoid any facile attempts to point blame.