adjective, sub·tler, sub·tlest.
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Dinh said Bjerg’s leadership could be seen in practice and competition, but was also evident in more subtle ways, with the team adopting specific terms he used in the game.
Conway delighted in anagrams, wordplay and subtle verbal clues that few readers would notice.Agatha Christie fans, take note: Anthony Horowitz has a clever new twist on the classic whodunit|Michael Dirda|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
If you notice subtle-but-real improvements in image quality, then it will be worth it.The iPhone 12 Pro Max might be worth it—for the camera alone|Stan Horaczek|November 10, 2020|Popular Science
In their slow and subtle way, the Blue Jays crashed a stalled market to grab Ray.The Blue Jays’ Robbie Ray signing could give the Nationals a template|Jesse Dougherty|November 9, 2020|Washington Post
These moments can be subtle, and in other instances more notable, like the rumbling of a subway station.PlayStation 5 review: PS5 is a sensory game-changer|Elise Favis|November 6, 2020|Washington Post
The charm of woman, too, lies partly in her subtleness in matters of love.A Pair of Blue Eyes|Thomas Hardy
It nettled him to be put on the defensive, his subtleness openly contemned.Thirty|Howard Vincent O'Brien
He only knew the ethics of the deed was shaded with the subtleness of villainy.The Blind Spot|Austin Hall
One aspect of the recent stories of diabolism is the subtleness by which the evil is suggested.The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction|Dorothy Scarborough
He speaks, as well he might, of the inconstancy and subtleness of the people with whom we deal.The Mystery of Mary Stuart|Andrew Lang