Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Delicate; ethereal; rarefied; refined; hence, penetrating; pervasive.

Part of speech: adjective


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Usage examples "subtile":

  1. The conviction of his mental grasp, his will- power, all that goes to make a man fitted to command a woman, had in it a subtile attraction for Judith, like the spell that beauty casts over a man. - "Throckmorton", Molly Elliot Seawell.
  2. That is the charm of feminine faces, a charm so subtile that few can catch and keep it. - "Kitty's Class Day And Other Stories", Louisa M. Alcott.
  3. The chemist in his analysis has made no account of the subtile principle which made these elementary atoms an expression of its purpose. - "Studies in the Out-Lying Fields of Psychic Science", Hudson Tuttle.