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so slight as to be difficult to notice or appreciate

able to make or detect effects of great subtlety or precision

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difficult to detect or grasp by the mind or analyze

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able to make fine distinctions

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working or spreading in a hidden and usually injurious way

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He protested the invidiousness of subtle, Northern forms of racism and announced that he and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference would devote all of their resources to a non-violent campaign.
Slightly stressing the brain with a low dose of scopolamine helped to uncover subtle neurological defects caused by domoic acid.
She proffers a brightly colored tiger lily rather than a symbolically pure white one, and the sexual charge between them is subtle but palpable.
Pebbles: Granual stones that randomly align to create a subtle, workable texture
June 16, 2005 Asheville, NC Learn how the subtle energies from plants and minerals affect your perception of reality and your experience of life.
I propose another powerful means of fiction as a subtle pedagogy; it introduces the means of considering both one's own mental processes and the order of the world as one perceives it.
government officials from the Department of the Treasury, the Federal Reserve, and the United States Secret Service, on April 26, 2004, unveiled the new $50 note design with enhanced security features, subtle background colors of blue and red, images of a waving American flag, and a small metallic silver-blue star.
These algorithms can, for example, help identify the subtle differences between a thin spot and a water drop.
Many of the essays attempt to untangle and explicate the intricacies of the papal administration and the subtle shape-shifting of curial factions.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that subtle interrogation tactics that would be acceptable during the questioning of an ordinary suspect are unconstitutionally coercive when used to question a suspect suffering from alcohol withdrawal and mental health problems.
The sweet yet subtle scent, dubbed Nuance, was created in a lab, and is now the aroma of all new Cadillacs.
Premature harvesting of the leaves produces a long, thin leaf that resembles a needle and yields an incredibly subtle tea.
We all know that shows like this--and years and years of more subtle predecessors--have always been the way we avowed homosexuals indoctrinate unsuspecting heterosexuals into our deviant lifestyle.
Chinese garlic and ginger were chosen by the customer because of their subtle flavours and competitive price, says Beacon.
Although no official ever attempted to force Newdow's daughter to recite the Pledge, the plaintiff contends -- and the court agrees -- that she was "compelled to 'watch and listen' " as other students enacted "a ritual proclaiming that there is a God, and that our's [sic] is 'one nation under God.'" This, according to the court, is an impermissible form of "subtle coercive pressure."