subtlety - definition and synonyms

noun 

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/ˈsʌt(ə)lti/
singularsubtlety
pluralsubtleties
  1. 1
    [uncountable] the quality of being complicated, delicate, or difficult to notice, often in a skilful or attractive way

    There is no subtlety at all about his painting.

    Hickey’s performance was magnificent in its subtlety of detail.

  2. 2
    [countable] a small detail or feature that is difficult to notice