Definitions for subtlety

Definitions for (noun) subtlety

Main entry: niceness, subtlety

Definition: the quality of being difficult to detect or analyze

Usage: you had to admire the subtlety of the distinctions he drew

Main entry: refinement, shade, subtlety, nuance, nicety

Definition: a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude

Usage: without understanding the finer nuances you can't enjoy the humor; don't argue about shades of meaning

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