adjective, sub·tler, sub·tlest.
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The subtler Sofia Coppola bag has been a more recent success story.
A subtler foreign policy is harder to conduct in public, especially in our time.
It falls to subtler, simpler technologies to recruit the mass populace into the war against global warming.Stop-Start Engines Lead to Big Gains in Auto Efficiency|Edward Ferguson|July 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But there are subtler ways of playing on the same prejudices and fears.
Henry James, unsurprisingly, was playing a subtler, but still heavily determined game.
She had divined nothing, imagined nothing, she had been both simpler and subtler than he knew.The Return of the Prodigal|May Sinclair
But, after all, this critical circle is not close enough to the stage to see the actors' faces and catch the subtler byplay.Flappers and Philosophers|F. Scott Fitzgerald
The rest of the conversation had been on a subtler level, one which was almost completely nonverbal.What The Left Hand Was Doing|Gordon Randall Garrett
Were Byrd's effects of river-light obtained in the old impressionist manner, or by a subtler method of his own?The Nest Builder|Beatrice Forbes-Robertson Hale
It was free of the subtler emotions; frank merriment, no more, no less.The Place of Honeymoons|Harold MacGrath