Subtlety

Definition of Subtlety

Sub´tle`ty
n.1.The quality or state of being subtle, or sly; cunning; craftiness; artfulness.
The fox which lives by subtlety.
- Shak.
2.Nice discernment with delicacy of mental action; nicety of discrimination.
3.Something that is sly, crafty, or delusive.
Unlearned in the world's false subtleties.
- Shak.

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