Definition Subtlety

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Definition

a subtlety: a nuance, a small detail, an intricacy
noun
He asked for a longer vacation with subtlety. He made sure the question was asked in a very unobvious way.

subtle: insidious, refined, tactful; slight, faint
adjective
There was a subtle change in the tone of his voice. It was hardly noticeable but I was aware of it because I know him really well.

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