Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Drawn out with too much subtlety; overnice.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Drawn out with too much subtilty; overnice.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Drawn out to extreme fineness or tenuity, as wire; hence, figuratively, drawn out with too much subtlety: as, fine-drawn conclusions.

Etymologies

fine +‎ drawn (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Justen's eyes darted from one mass of heavy iron to another, from anvil to iron casing to finedrawn turbine blade.

    The Order War

  • Harold's was not a nature of finedrawn distinctions; he wrote as he fought, swift and determined, and the letter was soon finished, read, and approved by Jack.

    The Eagle's Heart

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