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subtle - Dictionary definition and meaning for word subtle

(adj) difficult to detect or grasp by the mind or analyze
Synonyms : elusive
Example Sentence
  • his whole attitude had undergone a subtle change
  • a subtle difference
  • that elusive thing the soul

(adj) able to make fine distinctions
Example Sentence
  • a subtle mind

(adj) working or spreading in a hidden and usually injurious way
Synonyms : insidious , pernicious
Example Sentence
  • glaucoma is an insidious disease
  • a subtle poison

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for subtle

sub+tle(title) without subtitle it is difficult to understand the other languages
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by vinodrajendran001

subtle:substitute,if a main player is down,then coach will substitute him and the the substitute is not known n difficult to detect....
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SUB(down)+TELL- so down that it is difficult to tell/percieve
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by userdce

see SUB+ btle sounds like BATTLE a subject which acts like battle is very difficult to decipher or understand
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by loakeshkumar

subtle:-The people who are cleaver always destroy subtract tail so that nobody can find them.
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by shaktipada

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