HyperDic: subtle

English > 3 senses of the word subtle:
ADJECTIVEallsubtle, elusivedifficult to detect or grasp by the mind or analyze
allsubtleable to make fine distinctions
allsubtle, insidious, perniciousworking or spreading in a hidden / hidden and usually injurious way
subtle > pronunciation
Soundssah'tahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > subtle: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningDifficult to detect or grasp by the mind or analyze.
Examples
  • "his whole attitude had undergone a subtle change"
  • "a subtle difference"
Synonymelusive
Broaderimpalpableimperceptible to the senses or the mind
Spanishsutil
Catalansubtil
Adverbssubtlyin a subtle manner
English > subtle: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaningable to make fine distinctions.
Example"a subtle mind"
BroaderperceptiveHaving the ability to perceive or understand
Spanishsutil
Catalansubtil
English > subtle: 3 senses > adjective 3
MeaningWorking or spreading in a hidden / hidden and usually injurious way.
Example "a subtle poison"
Synonymsinsidious, pernicious
BroaderharmfulCausing or capable of causing harm
Spanishinsidioso, pernicioso, sutil
Catalaninsidiós, perniciós, subtil

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