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subtle

adjective /ˈsatl/
faint or delicate in quality, and therefore difficult to describe or explain
sutil
There is a subtle difference between ’unnecessary’ and ’not necessary a subtle flavour.
clever or cunning
agudo, perspicaz; inteligente; astuto
He has a subtle mind.
subtlety /ˈsatlti/ noun
sutileza
You have to admire the subtlety of his use of colour in this painting.
subtly adverb
sutilmente
(Definition of subtle from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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