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 subtle subtle

adj

  • () difficult to detect or grasp by the mind or analyze  ( elusive, subtle )
    difficult to detect or grasp by the mind or analyze
     his whole attitude had undergone a subtle change
    his whole attitude had undergone a subtle change
     a subtle difference
    a subtle difference
     that elusive thing the soul
    that elusive thing the soul
  • working or spreading in a hidden and usually injurious way  ( insidious, pernicious, subtle )
    working or spreading in a hidden and usually injurious way
     glaucoma is an insidious disease
    glaucoma is an insidious disease
     a subtle poison
    a subtle poison
  • able to make fine distinctions  ( subtle )
    able to make fine distinctions
     a subtle mind
    a subtle mind


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