Subtleties



noun, plural subtleties.
1.
the state or quality of being subtle.
2.
delicacy or nicety of character or meaning.
3.
acuteness or penetration of mind; delicacy of discrimination.
4.
a fine-drawn distinction; refinement of reasoning:
the subtleties of logic.
5.
something subtle.
6.
History/Historical. an elaborate confection, ornate in construction and ornamentation, sometimes edible but more often made and used as a decoration for a table or buffet.
noun (pl) -ties
1.
the state or quality of being subtle; delicacy
2.
a fine distinction or the ability to make such a distinction
3.
something subtle

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