noun, plural sub·tle·ties.
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Origin of subtlety
OTHER WORDS FROM subtletyhy·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.
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In Firth and Tucci, he has two such gifted collaborators that he can trust them completely to honor the subtlety of his script, and he takes full advantage by simply putting them in front of his camera and letting them do their thing.Firth, Tucci face tragedy with restraint in ‘Supernova’|John Paul King|January 26, 2021|Washington Blade
Tools that constantly monitor for those subtleties, such as those found in Optmyzr, make the PPC rockstar stand out from the rest.
That’s the kind of subtlety I definitely want to get across.How to Make Meetings Less Terrible (Ep. 389 Rebroadcast)|Stephen J. Dubner|May 28, 2020|Freakonomics
In his opulent maroon suit, Dickens flaunts his fame and fortune with so little subtlety he makes Kanye West appear modest.The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson (And Tolstoy and Dickens)|Samuel Fragoso|October 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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
The violence was turned up to 11, but the message could still have been handled with more subtlety.‘Fury’: A Ludicrous WWII Movie More Violent Than ‘Inglourious Basterds’|Nico Hines|October 20, 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.
The apparent slightness of these English changes reveals their deliberate subtlety.Solomon and Solomonic Literature|Moncure Daniel Conway
"Jack wants you to go for a walk," announced Miss Thangue, who saw no occasion for subtlety.
His quick-wittedness and the subtlety of his character make him full of quaint remarks and funny and unexpected comparisons.Friend Mac Donald|Max O'Rell
This arrangement was not to Gwynne's taste, but he had developed subtlety in such matters and bided his time.
Accustomed to women of a more sophisticated class, Jean had at first taken her navet for the height of subtlety.The Amazing Interlude|Mary Roberts Rinehart