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Synonyms for subtlety
ˈsʌt l ti

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nuance, nicety, shade, subtlety, refinement(noun)

    a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude

    "without understanding the finer nuances you can't enjoy the humor"; "don't argue about shades of meaning"

    cultivation, wraith, shade, refinement, shadiness, polish, refining, rightness, specter, ghost, purification, tincture, tint, nuance, shadowiness, nicety, culture, civilization, spectre, spook, civilisation, elaboration, tone, finish, justness, niceness, tad

  2. subtlety, niceness(noun)

    the quality of being difficult to detect or analyze

    "you had to admire the subtlety of the distinctions he drew"

    nicety, refinement, nuance, niceness, politeness, shade

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. subtlety(n.)

    craft, craftiness, cunning, artifice, astuteness, artfulness, subtleness, guile

  2. subtlety(n.)

    acuteness, acumen, keenness, shrewdness, discernment, intelligence, cleverness, sagacity

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. subtlety(n)

    cunning, artfulness, guile, craftiness, discernment, penetration

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    finesse, sophistication

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How to use subtlety in a sentence?

  1. Francis Bacon:

    The subtlety of nature is greater many times over than the subtlety of the senses and understanding.

  2. Scot Glasberg:

    Subtlety has been the keyword I’ve heard from patients over the past year, minimally invasive procedures typically produce subtle aesthetic results and for many people, that is all they want or need at the time.

  3. Prof.Salam Al Shereida:

    One of the finer arts in tactic is to pay attention to subtlety.

  4. Sun Tzu:

    O divine art of subtlety and secrecy! Through you we learn to be invisible, through you inaudible and hence we can hold the enemy's fate in our hands.

  5. Leo Buscaglia:

    Perfect love is rare indeed - for to be a lover will require that you continually have the subtlety of the very wise, the flexibility of the child, the sensitivity of the artist, the understanding of the philosopher, the acceptance of the saint, the tolerance of the scholar and the fortitude of the certain.

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