Subtility

Part of speech: noun

The quality or state of being subtile; thinness; fineness. subtileness.

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Usage examples "subtility":

  1. The troops which are now approaching have been for years inured to the practice of slaughter; they join to a courage which defies every danger, a knowledge of every fraud and subtility which can confound or baffle an adversary. - "The History of Sandford and Merton", Thomas Day.
  2. The prudence of the man of action and the administrator balanced his outbursts of dialectical subtility, often carried too far. - "Saint Augustin", Louis Bertrand.