Subtility
Subtility Sub*til"i*ty, n. [L. subtilitas: cf. F. subtilit['e]. See {Subtle}.] Subtilty. [R.] [1913 Webster]

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  • subtility — late 14c., alteration of SUBTLETY (Cf. subtlety) on model of SUBTILE (Cf. subtile) …   Etymology dictionary

  • subtility — See subtilely. * * * …   Universalium

  • subtility — sub·til·i·ty …   English syllables

  • subtility — ˌsəbˈtiləd.ē, lətē, i noun ( es) Etymology: Middle English subtilite, from Middle French subtilité, alteration (influenced by Latin subtilis) of sutilté, soutilleté more at subtlety 1. : subtlety 2. : something that is subtile or subtle …   Useful english dictionary

  • Subtilty — Sub til*ty, n. [Contr. fr. subtility.] 1. The quality or state of being subtile; thinness; fineness; as, the subtility of air or light. [1913 Webster] 2. Refinement; extreme acuteness; subtlety. [1913 Webster] Intelligible discourses are spoiled… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rarity — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Rarity >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 rarity rarity tenuity Sgm: N 1 absence of solidity absence of solidity &c. 321 Sgm: N 1 subtility subtility Sgm: N 1 subtilty subtilty subtlety Sgm: N 1 sponginess …   English dictionary for students

  • Subtilism — Sub til*ism, n. The quality or state of being subtile; subtility; subtlety. [1913 Webster] The high orthodox subtilism of Duns Scotus. Milman. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Subtleties — Subtlety Sub tle*ty, n.; pl. {Subtleties}. [OE. sotelte, sutilte, OF. sotillete, L. subtilitas. See {Subtle}, and cf. {Subtility}.] 1. The quality or state of being subtle, or sly; cunning; craftiness; artfulness. [1913 Webster] The fox which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Subtlety — Sub tle*ty, n.; pl. {Subtleties}. [OE. sotelte, sutilte, OF. sotillete, L. subtilitas. See {Subtle}, and cf. {Subtility}.] 1. The quality or state of being subtle, or sly; cunning; craftiness; artfulness. [1913 Webster] The fox which lives by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Traitté de l'origine des romans — Pierre Daniel Huet s Trai [t] té de l origine des Romans ( Treatise on the Origin of Novels , or Romances if one wants to speak early 18th century English) can claim to be the first history of fiction. It was originally published in 1670 as… …   Wikipedia

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