- able to make fine distinctions
"a subtle mind"
- She has a subtle charm.
- Her exotic perfume has a subtle scent.
- We need something a bit more subtle.
- This word has a subtle nuance to it.
- There is a subtle difference between the two words.
- There are subtle differences between the two things.
- Subtle differences in tone discriminate the original from the copy.
- There are subtle differences between the two pictures.
- There was a subtle difference between their views.
- There's a subtle difference in meaning between the two words.
- She's been dropping some not-so-subtle hints about what she would like for Christmas.
- And then she let slip a not-so-subtle innuendo about my drinking habits.
- Stop trying to make us follow all these subtle clues. I wish you would say what you want to say more clearly.
- Forest honey has a distinctive intense colour, subtle aromas due to the mixture of honeydew and nectars, a flavour that is intense and a taste that is slightly stringent.