Definition of Subtleties

1. Noun. (plural of subtlety) ¹



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Definition of Subtleties

1. subtlety [n] - See also: subtlety

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Subtleties

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

Literary usage of Subtleties

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"... the later periods of Greek literature, and abound in sophistical subtleties and ornaments. The best of them are Achilles, Tatius, Heliodorus, Longus, ..."

2. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1831)
"... by metaphysical subtleties, was degraded by the introduction of a popular mythology, which tended to restore the reign of polytheism. ..."

3. Shakspere's Predecessors in the English Drama by John Addington Symonds (1900)
"Qualities of Medieval Taste—Allegory—Symbolism—The Bestiaries—Qualities of Early Humanism—Scholastic subtleties— ..."

4. Shakspere's Predecessors in the English Drama by John Addington Symonds (1884)
"Qualities of Medieval Taste—Allegory—Symbolism — The Bestiaries—Qualities of Early Humanism—Scholastic subtleties— ..."

5. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"... and Thomists upon minor points and subtleties, and with some divergence of opinion upon unimportant details, is now the common teaching of Catholic ..."

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