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subtle

adjective
 
 
/ˈsʌtl/
NOT OBVIOUS not obvious or easy to notice: a subtle change/difference a subtle hint Indistinct and invisible
NOT STRONG A subtle flavour, colour, etc is delicate and not strong or bright.The qualities of colourIndistinct and invisibleFlavours and tastes
CLEVER clever in a way that does not attract attention: a subtle way of solving the problemIntelligencePerceptive
subtly adverb
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