Definition of Subtly

1. Adverb. In a subtle manner. "Late nineteenth-century French opera at its most beautiful, subtly romantic with a twilight melancholy"

Partainyms: Subtle



Definition of Subtly

1. adv. In a subtle manner; slyly; artfully; cunningly.

Definition of Subtly

1. Adverb. With subtleness, in a subtle manner. With cleverness rather than brute force. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Subtly

1. subtle [adv] - See also: subtle

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Subtly

subtilty
subtitle
subtitled
subtitler
subtitlers
subtitles
subtitling
subtle
subtlely
subtleness
subtlenesses
subtler
subtlest
subtleties
subtlety
subtly (current term)
subtone
subtones
subtonic
subtonics
subtopia
subtopian
subtopias
subtopic
subtopics
subtorrid
subtotal
subtotaled
subtotaling
subtotalled

Literary usage of Subtly

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1. A Treatise on the Parties to Actions, and on Pleading: With Second and Third by Joseph Chitty, Thomas Chitty, John A. Dunlap, Edward Duncan Ingraham (1837)
"Yet the said defendant, not regarding his said promise and undertaking, but contriving, and fraudulently intending craftily and subtly to deceive and injure ..."

2. A Treatise on Pleading, and Parties to Actions: With Second and Third by Joseph Chitty, Henry Greening, John A. Dunlap, Edward Duncan Ingraham, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1866)
"... money 2>aid, and had and received, accounts stated, and breach.] ' . an(î undertaking, thereby craftily and subtly deceived the said TO CON- ..."

3. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1893)
"The minister's daughter grew more subtly beautiful day 3y day, and many noble lovers sought to win her favor. ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"Such special forms of walls not infrequently occur in auditoriums, often in a subtly concealed manner, and are the occasion of much annoyance. ..."

5. The Chief American Poets: Selected Poems by Bryant, Poe, Emerson, Longfellow by Curtis Hidden Page (1905)
"... With wonder-working light that subtly Of other guerdon save to think she knew One grateful votary paid her all her due; Happy if she, high-radiant there ..."

6. An Introduction to the Study of Society by Albion Woodbury Small, George Edgar Vincent (1894)
"... (8) vicious influences by the very nature of urban arrangements more subtly penetrate the social organism and threaten individual and family life. ..."

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