Associations to the word «Subtlety»
SUBTLETY, noun. (uncountable) The quality or fact of being subtle.
SUBTLETY, noun. (countable) An instance of being subtle, a subtle thing, especially a subtle argument or distinction.
SUBTLETY, noun. (countable) An ornate medieval illusion dish or table decoration, especially when made from one thing but crafted to look like another.
SUBTLETY, noun. A subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude; "without understanding the finer nuances you can't enjoy the humor"; "don't argue about shades of meaning".
SUBTLETY, noun. The quality of being difficult to detect or analyze; "you had to admire the subtlety of the distinctions he drew".
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