View definitions for subtlety


noun as in a fine distinction

Strongest match

Strong matches

noun as in delicacy

Strongest matches

Strong match

Discover More

Example Sentences

Recent breakthroughs in deep learning have made it possible to replicate many of the subtleties of human speech.

This is a plus if you’re looking for subtlety, and an accessory you wear nearly 24 hours a day ought to look subtle.

One bemoaned the subtlety of the lime — “it’s so plain” — while another found the dearth of faux flavor made it the most bearable.

The third time I just sat back and marveled at the sure hand of the director, the subtlety of Amy Adams, the ambition of the story structure.

VR is being used in podcast production because it captures “subtleties, gestures and warmth” that are lost in distanced interaction, says Karolina Komarnicka, of The Leadership Network’s The Real Place podcast.

From Digiday

In his opulent maroon suit, Dickens flaunts his fame and fortune with so little subtlety he makes Kanye West appear modest.

Political or not, shown in New York or Budapest, it is a worthy achievement composed with taste and subtlety.

The violence was turned up to 11, but the message could still have been handled with more subtlety.

But Nicki doesn't just tell us she has a big, fat, ass—that would lack craft and subtlety.

Without context, subtlety, and commentary, a parody begins to look eerily like the scenario it is attempting to skewer.

The apparent slightness of these English changes reveals their deliberate subtlety.

"Jack wants you to go for a walk," announced Miss Thangue, who saw no occasion for subtlety.

His quick-wittedness and the subtlety of his character make him full of quaint remarks and funny and unexpected comparisons.

This arrangement was not to Gwynne's taste, but he had developed subtlety in such matters and bided his time.

Accustomed to women of a more sophisticated class, Jean had at first taken her navet for the height of subtlety.


On this page you'll find 32 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to subtlety, such as: nuance, distinction, and innuendo.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.