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Synonyms for subtlety

Synonyms for subtlety

a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude

the quality of being difficult to detect or analyze


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The subtlety and truth to Nature required for the pursuit of it now, had hardly begun to be thought of then.
This Man, born and now upgrown, To shew him worthy of his birth divine And high prediction, henceforth I expose To Satan; let him tempt, and now assay His utmost subtlety, because he boasts And vaunts of his great cunning to the throng Of his Apostasy.
There was a look of guile and subtlety in her face, a sound of it in her voice.
The subtlety of Ikey's action becomes apparent upon recital of his subsequent move.
He ignored absolutely the subtlety of meaning which lurked beneath the heavy drooping eyelids.
Spray, the Independent minister, had begun to preach political sermons, in which he distinguished with much subtlety between his fervent belief in the right of the Catholics to the franchise and his fervent belief in their eternal perdition.
George Formby taking on the fearsome Hun in 1938's Let George Do It had more subtlety.
WALES boast far more attacking subtlety than their bulldozing 'Warrenball' typecasting, according to Paul O'Connell.
No realm of nature exhibits more complexity, and in no realm do accurate explanations require more subtlety.
He captures the succinctness of Southern speak without losing its subtlety for satire and sass.
Davies' refined, unfussy yet beautifully textured new work, In Plain Clothes, is performed in intimate studios where its subtlety can be read in full color.
Full-color photographs and extensive text entries for over 300 pairs of earrings allow the reader to experience the masterwork and subtlety in Navajo and Pueblo creations as surely as if seeing them in person.
Director Uli Edel, who demonstrated little interest in subtlety in his Madonna movie "Body of Evidence," or the fairly similar miniseries "The Mists of Avalon," works with the same Norse mythology Wagner transformed into an opera and J.
At its most successful, Friedman's work has an intellectual subtlety that is nicely in line with its structural delicacy, encouraging a solitary and focused mode of interaction, so the payoff for the minor inconvenience of having to call the gallery for permission to visit was an unusually contemplative environment.
Subtlety can be the best bet to avoid hurt feelings, but it doesn't always get the message across.