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  • Subtleness — Sub tle*ness, n. The quality or state of being subtle; subtlety. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • subtleness — noun The property of being subtle, of avoiding brute force and instead being clever or skillful. The movie was praised for the subtleness of its themes. None of it came off as being too preachy …   Wiktionary

  • subtleness — noun see subtle …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • subtleness — n. quality of being subtle, elusiveness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • subtleness — n. See subtlety …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • subtleness — noun see subtle …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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:… …   Universalium

  • subtlety — noun 1) the subtlety of the flavor Syn: delicacy, delicateness, subtleness; understatedness, mutedness, softness 2) classification is fraught with subtlety Syn: fineness, subtleness, niceness, nicety, nuance …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • 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.… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Merlin — For other uses, see Merlin (disambiguation). Merlyn redirects here. For other uses, see Merlyn (disambiguation). Merlin reciting his poems, as illustrated in a French book from the 13th century. Merlin is a legendary figure best known as the… …   Wikipedia

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