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Definition of Subtlety


  1. The quality or state of being subtle, or sly; cunning; craftiness; artfulness.
  2. Nice discernment with delicacy of mental action; nicety of discrimination.
  3. Something that is sly, crafty, or delusive.

Subtlety Quotations

Sexiness, particularly in movies, is the chess game in the 'Thomas Crown Affair'. It's, it's, I don't know, but Faye Dunaway comes up a lot in that thinking. It's the subtlety of sexiness. The moment you try to be sexy, then it's not.
Daniel Craig

Human subtlety will never devise an invention more beautiful, more simple or more direct than does nature because in her inventions nothing is lacking, and nothing is superfluous.
Leonardo da Vinci

Subtlety may deceive you; integrity never will.
Oliver Cromwell

As with real reading, the ability to comprehend subtlety and complexity comes only with time and a lot of experience. If you don't adequately acquire those skills, moving out into the real world of real people can actually become quite scary.
Jeffrey Kluger

Simplicity is the outcome of technical subtlety. It is the goal, not the starting point.
Maurice Saatchi
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Subtlety Translations

subtlety in German is Feinheit
subtlety in Spanish is sutileza
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