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1 subtle

Difficult to detect or grasp by the mind or analyze:
— His whole attitude had undergone a subtle change.
— A subtle difference.

synoniem: elusive.

Roget 32: small, little; diminutive etc. (small in size) 193; minute; fine; inconsiderable, paltry etc. (unimportant) 643; faint ... meer laten zien



2 subtle

Able to make fine distinctions.

3 subtle

Working or spreading in a hidden and usually injurious way:
— A subtle poison.

synoniemen: insidious, pernicious.

Roget 702: cunning, crafty, artful; skillful etc. 698; subtle, feline, vulpine; cunning as a fox, cunning as a serpent; deep, deep laid; profound; ... meer laten zien


Moby betekeniswoordenboek: Byzantine, Machiavellian, Machiavellic, abstruse, accurate, acute, adulterated, air-built, airy, analytic, analytical, appreciative, arcane, arch, artful, astute, attentive, attenuate, attenuated, balled up ... meer laten zien.

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