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 lives by subtlety. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Nice discernment with delicacy of mental action; nicety of discrimination. [1913 Webster]

3. Something that is sly, crafty, or delusive. [1913 Webster]

Unlearned in the world's false subtleties. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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