Definition of Oversubtle

1. Adjective. Excessively subtle. ¹



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Definition of Oversubtle

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Oversubtle

overstuffed
overstuffed chair
overstuffing
overstuffs
overstyled
oversubscribe
oversubscribed
oversubscribes
oversubscribing
oversubscription
oversubsidize
oversubsidized
oversubsidizes
oversubsidizing
oversubtile
oversubtle (current term)
oversuds
oversudsed
oversudses
oversudsing
oversulfated
oversum
oversums
oversung
oversup
oversupped
oversupping
oversupplied
oversupplies
oversupply

Literary usage of Oversubtle

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1. Adolescence: Its Psychology and Its Relations to Physiology, Anthropology by Granville Stanley Hall (1904)
"It is hard to realize the complexity of processes involved in the term growth, and yet there is a point beyond which oversubtle methods of weighing and even ..."

2. The Greatness and Decline of Rome by Guglielmo Ferrero (1909)
"All these critics, particularly R., seem to me oversubtle. Why should it be impossible that the Helvetii had that evening forgotten to occupy the mountain ? ..."

3. The Greatness and Decline of Rome by Guglielmo Ferrero (1908)
"All these critics, particularly R., seem to me oversubtle. Why should it be impossible that the Helvetii had that evening forgotten to occupy the mountain ? ..."

4. The Law of Contracts by Samuel Williston, Clarence Martin Lewis (1920)
"changes have not generally been regarded as requiring a construction different from that of the English prototype, the distinction is not only oversubtle ..."

5. A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Epistle of St. James by James Hardy Ropes (1916)
"Hört's interesting interpretation is probably oversubtle : "The common interpretation of 'goings' as a mere trope for 'doings' seems too weak here. ..."

6. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1905)
"Hill v. Hooper, 1 Gray, 131; Freeman v. t'osf, 145 Mass. 361. It appears to us that this difficulty cannot be answered, except by attributing im oversubtle ..."

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