Definition of 'subtlety'
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You also have a mix of strength and subtlety to inspire others to fulfil their dreams. The Sun (2008)History is as much about subtlety and nuance as provocative theories. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The food we did get was absolutely delicious in its delicacy and subtlety. Sarah Brown's Vegetarian London (1988)What the art lacks in subtlety or profundity or originality it makes up for with clarity. Times, Sunday Times (2015)What he lacks in sheer melodic invention he makes up for in harmonic subtlety and complexity. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)All of them have depth and subtlety. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The great subtlety of the story lies in its withholding of an answer to these questions. ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON (2005)The balance between subtlety and strength is all wrong. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He rides him beautifully with the right mixture of subtlety and strength. The Sun (2012)He realises that the best pictures need subtlety and depth as well as all that furious foreground action. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There is little subtlety about the story, or any mythic heroes in it. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It was an utterly absorbing match, defined by subtlety as much as power and athleticism. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The flavour is without subtlety, it is a meat flavoured with salt in various degrees. Food Watch (1994)He paints with a broad brush, using little subtlety. Christianity Today (2000)We didn't want subtlety or nuance. Times, Sunday Times (2008)There was a lack of subtlety and detail - classical lovers should look elsewhere. Times, Sunday Times (2010)And you'd better get used to the wonderful subtlety of flavour in quinoa. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Besides, this is not a film of much subtlety or nuance. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Spanish salami tends to be rough and ready, lacking subtlety if not taste. Food Watch (1994)I miss that subtlety needed for great acting. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Just don't expect much subtlety. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Granted, there was little subtlety. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Egypt's situation is full of subtlety and complexity, he says. Times, Sunday Times (2014)When a hand as big as your face comes flying your way, you've no mind for subtleties. A Time of War (1993)
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Translations for 'subtlety'
British English: subtlety NOUN
Subtleties are very small details or differences which are not obvious.
His fascination with the subtleties of human behaviour makes him a good storyteller.
Definition of subtlety from the Collins English Dictionary
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