finespun


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finespun

(ˈfaɪnˈspʌn)
adj
1. spun or drawn out to a fine thread
2. excessively subtle or refined; not practical

fine′spun′

or fine′-spun′,



adj.
1. spun or drawn out to a fine thread.
2. highly or excessively refined or subtle.
[1640–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.finespun - developed with extreme delicacy and subtlety; "the satire touches with finespun ridicule every kind of human pretense"
refined - (used of persons and their behavior) cultivated and genteel; "she was delicate and refined and unused to hardship"; "refined people with refined taste"
2.finespun - developed in excessively fine detail; "finespun distinctions"
precise - sharply exact or accurate or delimited; "a precise mind"; "specified a precise amount"; "arrived at the precise moment"

finespun

adjective
So slight as to be difficult to notice or appreciate:
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