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[suht-l-tee, suhb-til-]
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noun, plural sub·til·ties. Archaic.
  1. subtlety.
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Also sub·til·i·ty [suhb-til-i-tee] /sʌbˈtɪl ɪ ti/.
Related formsnon·sub·til·i·ty, noun
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  • These are subtilties of experience which, after all, one does not impart.

    London Films

    William Dean Howells

  • And all his subtilties to set you free, With all his heart and will too.Kin.

  • By the subtilties of dialectic quibbling, he had attempted to prove that "change" meant "permanence," and "motion" meant "rest."

    Christianity and Greek Philosophy

    Benjamin Franklin Cocker

  • He will keep the discourse of the men of renown, and will enter in amidst the subtilties of parables.

  • The niceties and subtilties of law are all to be used in support of right and equity.