subtile

[ suht-l, suhb-til ]
/ ˈsʌt l, ˈsʌb tɪl /

adjective, sub·til·er, sub·til·est.

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Origin of subtile

1325–75; Middle English <Latin subtīlis fine (originally of fabric), equivalent to sub-sub- + -tīlis, akin to tēla cloth on a loom, loom (<*tekslā, derivative of texere to weave; see text)

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British Dictionary definitions for subtile

subtile
/ (ˈsʌtəl) /

adjective

a rare spelling of subtle

Derived forms of subtile

subtilely, adverbsubtility (sʌbˈtɪlɪtɪ) or subtileness, nounsubtilty, noun
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