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Definition 1: the quality of being difficult to detect or analyze - [noun denoting attribute]

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

  • you had to admire the subtlety of the distinctions he drew

Synonyms for subtlety in the sense of this definition

(subtlety is a kind of ...) the quality of being difficult

"they agreed about the difficulty of the climb"

Definition 2: a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude - [noun denoting communication]

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

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

Synonyms for subtlety in the sense of this definition

(subtlety is a kind of ...) 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"

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