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English definition of “subtlety”

subtlety

noun  /ˈsʌt̬·əl·ti/ us  

subtlety noun (BEING HARD TO NOTICE)

[U] the quality or state of being subtle or hard to notice: Her acting was full of subtlety.

subtlety noun (IMPORTANT DETAIL)

[C] a small but important detail: He’s baffled by the subtleties of modern life.
(Definition of subtlety from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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