supersubtle

[ soo-per-suht-l ]
/ ˌsu pərˈsʌt l /

adjective

extremely or excessively subtle; oversubtle.

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decorum

Origin of supersubtle

First recorded in 1590–1600; super- + subtle

OTHER WORDS FROM supersubtle

su·per·sub·tle·ty, noun
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