subtle

  • 1 Subtle — Тип Менеджер окон Разработчик Christoph Kappel Написана на C Операционная система POSIX совместимые Последняя версия 0.9 Тестовая версия последняя ревизия Darcs …

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  • 2 Subtle — Sub tle, a. [Compar. {Subtler}; superl. {Subtlest}.] [OE. sotil, subtil, OF. soutil, later subtil, F. subtil, L. subtilis; probably, originally, woven fine, and fr. sub under + tela a web, fr. texere to weave. See {Text}, and cf. {Subtile}.] 1.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 subtle — [sut′ l] adj. subtler [sut′lər, sut′ l ər] subtlest [ME sotil < OFr soutil < L subtilis, fine, thin, precise, orig., closely woven < sub (see SUB ) + tela, web < * texla < texere, to weave: see TECHNIC] 1. thin; rare; tenuous; not… …

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  • 4 Subtle — est un groupe composé par Adam Drucker, Jeffrey Logan, Dax Pierson, Jordan Dalrymple, Alexander Kort, et Marty Dowers. Bien que Adam (alias Doseone) et Jeffrey (alias Jel) soient signés sur anticon., le groupe Subtle ne fait pas partie du… …

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  • 5 Subtle — may refer to:*Subtle, a musical group consisting of members of the anticon. hip hop collective *Doctor Subtilis, John Duns Scotus *Subtle body, an idea in mysticism * The Subtle Knife , a novel by Philip Pullman and the second book in the trilogy …

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  • 6 subtle — [adj1] nice, quiet, delicate attenuate, attenuated, deep, discriminating, ethereal, exquisite, faint, fine, finespun, hairline, hairsplitting, illusive, implied, inconspicuous, indirect, indistinct, inferred, ingenious, insinuated, mental,… …

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  • 7 subtle — ► ADJECTIVE (subtler, subtlest) 1) so delicate or precise as to be difficult to analyse or describe. 2) capable of making fine distinctions. 3) delicately complex and understated: subtle lighting. 4) making use of clever and indirect methods to… …

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  • 8 subtle — I (insidious) adjective canny, contriving, crafty, cunning, deceitful, deceptive, designing, feline, guileful, illusive, implied, indistinct, inferred, insinuated, intriguing, serpentine, shifty, shrewd, sly, sophistical, stealthy, tricky,… …

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  • 9 subtle — c.1300, sutel, soutil, in ref. to things, of thin consistency; in ref. to craftsmen, skilled, clever, from O.Fr. soutil, from L. subtilis fine, thin, delicate, finely woven, from sub under (see SUB (Cf. sub )) + tilis, from tela web and texere …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 subtle — *logical, analytical Analogous words: penetrating, piercing, probing (see ENTER): *deep, profound: abstruse, *recondite Antonyms: dense (in mind): blunt (in speech) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 11 subtle — has a corresponding adverb subtly, and the noun is subtlety (which is also countable with a plural form subtleties). The b is silent in all these forms …

    Modern English usage

  • 12 subtle — 01. There is a [subtle] difference in meaning between the two words that is difficult to explain. 02. His sense of humor is quite [subtle], so sometimes it s hard to know if he is joking or if he s serious. 03. Her novels have a common theme… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 13 subtle — sub|tle [ˈsʌtl] adj comparative subtler or more subtle superlative subtlest [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: soutil, from Latin subtilis finely woven, subtle , from tela something woven ] 1.) not easy to notice or understand unless you pay …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 subtle — [[t]sʌ̱t(ə)l[/t]] subtler, subtlest 1) ADJ GRADED Something that is subtle is not immediately obvious or noticeable. ...the slow and subtle changes that take place in all living things... Intolerance can take subtler forms too. Ant: blatant,… …

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  • 15 subtle — [ˈsʌt(ə)l] adj 1) not obvious, and therefore difficult to notice subtle changes[/ex] subtle threats/discrimination[/ex] subtle advertising (= that persuades people in a subtle way)[/ex] a subtle hint[/ex] 2) showing an ability to notice and… …

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  • 16 subtle — adjective (subtler; subtlest) Etymology: Middle English sotil, subtile, from Anglo French, from Latin subtilis, literally, finely textured, from sub + tela cloth on a loom; akin to Latin texere to weave more at technical Date: 14th century 1. a.… …

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  • 17 subtle — subtleness, n. subtly, adv. /sut l/, adj., subtler, subtlest. 1. thin, tenuous, or rarefied, as a fluid or an odor. 2. fine or delicate in meaning or intent; difficult to perceive or understand: subtle irony. 3. delicate or faint and mysterious:… …

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  • 18 subtle — sub|tle [ sʌtl ] adjective ** 1. ) not obvious, and therefore difficult to notice: a subtle scent of lilacs I detected a subtle change in his attitude toward us. 2. ) indirect in a way that prevents people from noticing what you are trying to do …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 subtle */*/ — UK [ˈsʌt(ə)l] / US adjective 1) not obvious, and therefore difficult to notice a subtle scent of lilacs I detected a subtle change in his attitude towards us. 2) indirect in a way that prevents people from noticing what you are trying to do He… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 subtle — adjective 1 not easy to notice or understand unless you pay careful attention: a subtle flavor of oranges | The pictures are similar, but there are subtle differences between them. 2 someone who is subtle uses indirect methods to hide what they… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English