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.

Dictionary definition

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".

Wise words

It is better wither to be silent, or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word; and do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few.