Meaning & Definition of Subtle in English
1. Difficult to detect or grasp by the mind or analyze
- "His whole attitude had undergone a subtle change"
- "A subtle difference"
- "That elusive thing the soul"
- elusive ,
2. Able to make fine distinctions
- "A subtle mind"
3. Working or spreading in a hidden and usually injurious way
- "Glaucoma is an insidious disease"
- "A subtle poison"
- insidious ,
- pernicious ,
Examples of using
There is a subtle difference between the two words.