Known for her vocal range and nuanced ability, Whitney was born into a family of vocalists.
Hip-hop and faith have a long and sometimes conflicted history; but it was often presented in nuanced or subdued ways.
Women do volunteer and women are victims—you have to think in nuanced kind of way.
Lisa Duggan noted the nuanced debate and limited resolution.
The idea that they would attempt to spin her nuanced response as politically calculating is even sillier.
That was never the case with my classmates, who were informed and who had nuanced views of the Islamic world.
Delivering a nuanced, impressive performance in The Canyons was one thing.
Her answer was nuanced and subtle and smart—none of which could describe Perry.
It is a complicated, nuanced process, even if “originalists” like Antonin Scalia would have us believe otherwise.
The New York kingmaker who died Monday believed voters could actually handle a nuanced argument.
1896, past participle adjective from verb nuance (q.v.).
The new co-operative history of English literature which the University of Cambridge is now publishing prints "genre" without italics. And it even permits one contributor--and a contributor who is discussing Shakespeare!--to say that something is delicately "nuanced." Is there now an English verb "to nuance"? It is terrible to think of the bad language the scholars of the venerable English university might have used if "nuanced" had been first discovered in the text of an American author. [Scribner's Magazine," January 1911]
1781, from French nuance "slight difference, shade of color" (17c.), from nuer "to shade," from nue "cloud," from Gallo-Romance *nuba, from Latin nubes "a cloud, mist, vapor," from PIE *sneudh- "fog" (cf. Avestan snaoda "clouds," Latin obnubere "to veil," Welsh nudd "fog," Greek nython, in Hesychius "dark, dusky"). According to Klein, a reference to "the different colors of the clouds."
1886, from nuance (n.). Related: Nuanced.
A fine shade of meaning: “I liked the film, but I know I missed some of its nuances.”