adjective, sub·tler, sub·tlest.
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This penetrating style of portraiture works on the subtlest of emotional responses as well.Into the Woods With Virginia Woolf: Emily Perkins and ‘The Forrests’|Lucy Scholes|September 19, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In placid strength, and subtlest science, unsurpassed;—in sweet felicity, incomparable.On the Old Road Vol. 1 (of 2)|John Ruskin
Yet the metrical structure of the very poem which seems the simplest is actually the subtlest.Theodore Watts-Dunton|James Douglas
With the subtlest and most intelligent ambition she had trained and improved her natural gift for it during the last few years.Lady Rose's Daughter|Mrs. Humphry Ward