subtile

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

adjective, sub·til·er, sub·til·est.

Origin of subtile

1325–75; Middle English < Latin subtīlis fine (orig. 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

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