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Definitions and Synonyms of subtle | Another word for subtle | What is subtle?

Definition 1: working or spreading in a hidden and usually injurious way - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where subtle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • glaucoma is an insidious disease
  • a subtle poison

Synonyms for subtle in the sense of this definition

(subtle is similar to ...) causing or capable of causing harm

"too much sun is harmful to the skin" "harmful effects of smoking"

Definition 2: difficult to detect or grasp by the mind or analyze - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where subtle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his whole attitude had undergone a subtle change
  • a subtle difference
  • that elusive thing the soul

Synonyms for subtle in the sense of this definition

(subtle is similar to ...) imperceptible to the senses or the mind

"an impalpable cloud" "impalpable shadows" "impalpable distinctions" "as impalpable as a dream"

Definition 3: able to make fine distinctions - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where subtle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a subtle mind

(subtle is similar to ...) having the ability to perceive or understand; keen in discernment

"a perceptive eye" "a perceptive observation"

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