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Noun: subtlety  sú-t(u)l-tee
  1. A subtle difference in meaning, opinion or attitude
    - nuance, nicety, shade, refinement
  2. The quality of being difficult to detect or analyse
    "you had to admire the subtlety of the distinctions he drew";
    - niceness

Derived forms: subtleties

Type of: difficultness, difficulty, import, meaning, significance, signification

Encyclopedia: Subtlety