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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

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

The difference between stupid and intelligent people - and this is true whether or not they are well-educated - is that intelligent people can handle subtlety.
Neal Stephenson

Menswear is about subtlety. It's about good style and good taste.
Alexander McQueen

The subtlety of nature is greater many times over than the subtlety of the senses and understanding.
Francis Bacon
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Subtlety Translations

subtlety in German is Feinheit
subtlety in Spanish is sutileza
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