Associations to the word «Subtle»


SUBTLE, adjective. Hard to grasp; not obvious or easily understood; barely noticeable.
SUBTLE, adjective. (of a thing) Cleverly contrived.
SUBTLE, adjective. (of a person or animal) Cunning, skillful.
SUBTLE, adjective. Insidious
SUBTLE, adjective. Tenuous; rarefied; of low density or thin consistency.
SUBTLE BODY, noun. Alternative term for astral body

Dictionary definition

SUBTLE, adjective. Difficult to detect or grasp by the mind or analyze; "his whole attitude had undergone a subtle change"; "a subtle difference"; "that elusive thing the soul".
SUBTLE, adjective. Able to make fine distinctions; "a subtle mind".
SUBTLE, adjective. Working or spreading in a hidden and usually injurious way; "glaucoma is an insidious disease"; "a subtle poison".

Wise words

Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon absolute truth.
Friedrich Nietzsche