noun, plural sub·tle·ties.
Origin of subtlety
Related formshy·per·sub·tle·ty, nounnon·sub·tle·ty, noun, plural non·sub·tle·ties.o·ver·sub·tle·ty, noun, plural o·ver·sub·tle·ties.
Examples from the Web for subtlety
Political or not, shown in New York or Budapest, it is a worthy achievement composed with taste and subtlety.In Hands of Hungarian Artist, Jewish Home Movies of the ’30s a Warning of Coming Holocaust|Daniel Genis|October 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But Nicki doesn't just tell us she has a big, fat, ass—that would lack craft and subtlety.Nicki Minaj’s ‘Anaconda’ Is Too Much Booty for One Man to Handle|Amy Zimmerman|August 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Without context, subtlety, and commentary, a parody begins to look eerily like the scenario it is attempting to skewer.
This is all done with the subtlety of someone wielding a jackhammer.Rage Against the Machine Dinosaur: What’s a Transformer Dinobot?|Marina Watts|March 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Reinhardt's subtlety makes us look until we can't look any more.
They know of no malice in paradise, no cunning, no subtlety, and no sly deceit.Bunyan Characters - Third Series|Alexander Whyte
This is a subtlety which the provinces cannot understand, and it is natural enough that they are unable to do so.Far Off Things|Arthur Machen
His features had the mobility of Southerners, strangely blending power and subtlety.The Mesmerist's Victim|Alexandre Dumas
The trick about the eyes is the weak and common portion of an otherwise matchless work of subtlety.Where Art Begins|Hume Nisbet
I am myself a student of German learning, and quite aware of the enormous industry, subtlety, and ingenuity of German scholarship.