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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

It pays to be obvious, especially if you have a reputation for subtlety.
Isaac Asimov

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

Subtlety may deceive you; integrity never will.
Oliver Cromwell

I appreciate subtlety. I have never enjoyed a kiss in front of the camera. There's nothing to it except not getting your lipstick smeared.
Hedy Lamarr
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Subtlety Translations

subtlety in German is Feinheit
subtlety in Spanish is sutileza

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