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sub·tle·ty

 (sŭt′l-tē)
n. pl. sub·tle·ties
1. The quality or state of being subtle.
2. Something subtle, especially a nicety of thought or a fine distinction.
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subtlety

(ˈsʌtəltɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. the state or quality of being subtle; delicacy
2. a fine distinction or the ability to make such a distinction
3. something subtle
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sub•tle•ty

(ˈsʌt l ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the state or quality of being subtle.
2. acuteness or penetration of mind; delicacy of discrimination.
3. a fine-drawn distinction; refinement of reasoning.
4. something subtle.
[1300–50; < Old French sutilte < Latin subtīlitās; see subtile, -ity]
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Subtlety

 of sergeants—Bk. of St. Albans, 1486. (From the use of the title sergeant for lawyers, hence, lawyers collectively.)
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.subtlety - 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"
meaning, signification, import, significance - the message that is intended or expressed or signified; "what is the meaning of this sentence"; "the significance of a red traffic light"; "the signification of Chinese characters"; "the import of his announcement was ambiguous"
2.subtlety - the quality of being difficult to detect or analyze; "you had to admire the subtlety of the distinctions he drew"
difficultness, difficulty - the quality of being difficult; "they agreed about the difficulty of the climb"
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subtlety

noun
1. fine point, refinement, nicety, sophistication, delicacy, intricacy, discernment All those linguistic subtleties get lost when a book goes into translation.
2. delicacy, softness, delicateness, subtleness Many of the resulting wines lack the subtlety of the original model.
4. sensitivity, diplomacy, discretion, delicacy, understanding, skill, consideration, judgment, perception, finesse, tact, thoughtfulness, discernment, savoir-faire, adroitness They had obviously been hoping to approach the topic with more subtlety.
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Translations
دِقَّه، رِقَّه، ذَكاء، مَهارَه
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udspekulerethed
òaî aî vera óljós/hárfínn; kænska
kurnazlık

subtlety

[ˈsʌtltɪ] N
1. (= delicacy, refinement) [of colour, book, humour, person] → sutileza f
his performance lacked subtletysu actuación carecía de matices
he has all the subtlety of a herd of rhinoceroseses más bruto que un arao
the subtleties of Englishlos matices del inglés
2. (= perceptiveness) → perspicacia f, agudeza f
he analyses the situation with great subtletyanaliza la situación con gran perspicacia or agudeza
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subtlety

[ˈsʌtəlti] n
(= fine detail) → subtilité f
[work art, film, style] → subtilité f
(= perceptiveness) [person, mind] → subtilité f
(= sensitivity) [approach, manner] → subtilité f
(= delicacy) [flavour, scent, shade] → subtilité f
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subtlety

n
(= delicacy)Feinheit f; (of irony, distinction also)Subtilität f (geh); (of perfume, flavour also, hint, allusion)Zartheit f; (of charm)Unaufdringlichkeit f
(= sophistication, of remark, argument, point) → Scharfsinn (→ igkeit f) m, → Spitzfindigkeit f; (of problem)Subtilität f; (of design, construction, proof)Raffiniertheit f; his methods lack subtletyseinen Methoden fehlt (die) Finesse or Subtilität (geh); the subtleties of the noveldie Feinheiten pldes Romans; subtlety is wasted on himfeine Andeutungen nützen bei ihm nichts
(= discriminative powers, of observer, critic) → Aufmerksamkeit f, → Subtilität f (geh)
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subtlety

[ˈsʌtltɪ] n (see adj) → sottigliezza, delicatezza
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subtle

(ˈsatl) adjective
1. faint or delicate in quality, and therefore difficult to describe or explain. There is a subtle difference between `unnecessary' and `not necessary'; a subtle flavour.
2. clever or cunning. He has a subtle mind.
subtlety (ˈsatlti) noun
ˈsubtly adverb
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