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subtleties, plural;
  1. The quality or state of being subtle
    • - the textural subtlety of Degas
  2. A subtle distinction, feature, or argument
    • - the subtleties of English grammar

  1. nuance: 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"
  2. the quality of being difficult to detect or analyze; "you had to admire the subtlety of the distinctions he drew"
  3. (subtle) elusive: difficult to detect or grasp by the mind or analyze; "his whole attitude had undergone a subtle change"; "a subtle difference"; "that elusive thing the soul"
  4. (subtle) able to make fine distinctions; "a subtle mind"
  5. (subtle) insidious: working or spreading in a hidden and usually injurious way; "glaucoma is an insidious disease"; "a subtle poison"
  6. An entremet (or entremets, from Old French, literally meaning "between servings") is in modern French cuisine a small dish served between courses or simply a dessert. ...
  7. (Subtle (music)) Subtle is a music group consisting of Adam Drucker, Jeffrey Logan, Dax Pierson, Jordan Dalrymple, Alexander Kort, and Marty Dowers. Although both Adam (also known as 'Doseone') and Jeff (also known as 'Jel') have strong ties to the anticon. ...
  8. The quality or fact of being subtle; An instance of being subtle, a subtle thing, especially a subtle argument or distinction; An ornate medieval illusion dish or table decoration, especially when made from one thing but crafted to look like another
  9. (subtle) Hard to grasp; not obvious or easily understood; barely noticeable; Cleverly contrived; Cunning, skillful; insidious; Tenuous; rarefied; of low density or thin consistency
  10. (Subtle) Describes delicate wines with finesse, or flavors that are understated rather than full-blown and overt. A positive characteristic.
  11. (subtle) (adj.): not openly obvious; quiet
  12. (SUBTLE) sounds a touch like TURTLE, and though a turtle moves slowly (or slightly), it tends to be a pleasant experience to see one. Likewise, something that is SUBTLE is slight, but pleasant to the senses.
  13. (Subtle) (1) non-physical. (2) In Vedanta and in Wilber's approach, the realm or level of thought and imagination.
  14. (Subtle) (adj) fine or delicate in meaning or intent; difficult to perceive or understand
  15. (Subtle) Complex and balanced; implies more participating elements than "delicate," but balance is critical. A wine that's "outrageous" or "in-your-face" may be complex, but it isn't likely to be subtle.
  16. (Subtle) That which is beyond the comprehension of the five senses, mind and intellect.
  17. (Subtle) The elements of interest are not obvious on the palate.  Contrast with “big”.
  18. (Subtle) body – It can be seen as an aura. It is known in different spiritual traditions as; "the most sacred body" and "supracelestial body" in Sufism, "the diamond body" in Taoism and Vajrayana, "the light body" or "rainbow body" in Tibetan Buddhism, "the body of bliss" in Kriya Yoga, and "the ...
  19. (Subtle) was finally sold off to be broken up in July 1959 in Charlestown.
  20. (subtle) (adj) hard to detect or describe; perceptive
  21. (subtle) Barely perceptible on a very good system. See "audibility."
  22. (subtle) Sneaky, cleaver, elusive.
  23. (subtleties) here, the illusions.
  24. A pageant, model, inedible dish or edible dish, presented as entertainment or decoration between courses. Hence, any dish in which extra care is taken over the appearance and presentation.
  25. a means of living and communicating in which someone says more by understatement and deliberation than could possibly be said with aggression and haste.