from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The property of being subtle, of avoiding brute force and instead being clever or skillful.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being subtle; subtlety.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being subtle, in any sense.
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Their subtleness is exactly what makes them so difficult to reproduce.
Belbeis had long ago proved his fidelity, and as to his "subtleness," of which Naoum had spoken, that was beyond doubt.
Dredging up an obscure event from Paul's student years, this ad lacks any subtleness while making hysterical smears that it couldn't possibly support.
I really dislike the subtleness of music now a days, before i could name a game from music.
The subtleness of colors fascinates Paul Koloszar, a horticulturist at the Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati, a not-for-profit horticulture resource center in an urban setting.
Another difference in our autumns is the subtleness of colors and how long the season and color lasts, especially in the lower Midwest where snowfalls tend to be later in the season.
The subtleness of the message appears to be lost to the biblethumpers.
Obama's subtleness and obvious lessons learned, Chicago style, should serve him well in Russia where his conquest and desolation of the US are greatly admired and he is held in the highest esteem.
I loved the subtleness of having Chevy Chase floating around in the background of almost every scene, listening with his new sonic device.
Farrell's small troupe invariably delivers what bigger ballet companies can overlook: intuitive musicality, subtleness of feeling and clear, honest form.