nuance, nicety, shade, subtlety, refinement(noun)
a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude
"without understanding the finer nuances you can't enjoy the humor"; "don't argue about shades of meaning"
A small difference in meaning, significance, or expression.
A minor distinction.
Subtlety or fine detail.
Understanding the basics is easy; appreciating the nuances takes years.
Origin: From nuance meaning "nuance", "shade" or "hue".
a shade of difference; a delicate gradation
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
nū-ans′, n. a delicate degree or shade of difference perceived by any of the senses, or by the intellect. [Fr.,—L. nubes, a cloud.]
The numerical value of nuance in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of nuance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Bitters is one of the flavors that has been deeply explored. The second stage is the nuance of bitters as modifiers.
The court lists various things that certain people should have done, but nothing that Monseigneur Leonard categorically should have done. That nuance is important.
I still think the most effective way to deal with him is to sit down and talk to him, because you lose a lot of nuance and facial expressions in email, it's not my favorite way.
You know politics doesn't involve as much nuance as Pope Francis was giving to all those subjects so I think people are going to look for things they can glom onto to say,' This supports what we've been trying to say,'.
The task of a public officer seeking to explain and gain support for a major policy is not that of the writer of a doctoral thesis, qualification must give way to simplicity of statement, nicety and nuance to bluntness, almost brutality, in carrying home a point.
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Translations for nuance
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- فارق بسيطArabic
- نکات دقیق وظریفPersian
- vivahde, nyanssiFinnish
- subtilité, nuance, nuancerFrench
- अति सूक्ष्म अंतरHindi
- sottigliezza, sfumaturaItalian
- nyanse, plageNorwegian
- subtelność, niuansPolish
- nuanțe, nuanțăRomanian
- нюанс, оттенок, тонкостьRussian
- sắc tháiVietnamese
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