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1. subtlety

noun. ['ˈsʌtəlti'] a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude.

Synonyms

  • import
  • refinement
  • nuance
  • shade
  • meaning
  • nicety
  • signification

Antonyms

  • significant
  • insignificant
  • citizen
  • export

Etymology

  • sutilté (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • subtilitas (Latin)

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Rhymes with Subtlety

  • admiralty
  • casualty
  • casualty
  • casualty
  • coltie
  • cruelty
  • cruelty
  • difficulty
  • difficulty
  • disloyalty
  • esselte
  • faculty
  • faulty
  • fealty
  • fealty
  • felty
  • frailty
  • glotfelty
  • hilty
  • kampschulte

Sentences with subtlety


1. Noun, singular or mass
These odes are the first to introduce the idea of tranquility and subtlety into the form.

Quotes about subtlety


1. I like very dry humor. I don't like things that are over the top. I like subtlety. I like things that are nonchalant. I like characters that are sort of monotone and based in dark comedy.
- Emily Rios

2. I generally find subtlety a waste of time.
- Cindy Gerard, To the Brink

3. Caius was one of those who gloried in his ignorance, called his lack of letters purity, scorned any subtlety of thought or expression. A man for his time, indeed.
- Iain Pears, The Dream of Scipio

2. subtlety

noun. ['ˈsʌtəlti'] the quality of being difficult to detect or analyze.

Synonyms

  • difficultness
  • niceness

Antonyms

  • inconsequence
  • meaninglessness
  • insignificance

Etymology

  • sutilté (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • subtilitas (Latin)
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