Definitions for subtly

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word subtly

Princeton's WordNet

  1. subtly(adverb)

    in a subtle manner

    "late nineteenth-century French opera at its most beautiful, subtly romantic with a twilight melancholy"

Wiktionary

  1. subtly(Adverb)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Subtly(adverb)

    in a subtle manner; slyly; artfully; cunningly

  2. Subtly(adverb)

    nicely; delicately

  3. Subtly(adverb)

    deceitfully; delusively

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. New York:

    Gyllenhaal is subtly wonderful as the earthy, calm Roland, though in some variations he reveals petulance and frustration.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    Never be bothered about criticisms. For, people ought to get at you and even put you down. So, expect to be criticized subtly and repeatedly by people.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    Never be bothered about criticisms. For, people ought to get at you & even put you down i.e. expect to be criticized subtly and repeatedly by people.

  4. Oi Yan Poon:

    These statements may seem innocent, but…they underhandedly and subtly undermine the very real experiences with racism, sexism and other forms of oppression.

  5. John Donne:

    Love was as subtly caught, as a disease; But being got it is a treasure sweet, which to defend is harder than to get: And ought not be profaned on either part, for though 'Tis got by chance, 'Tis kept by art.

Images & Illustrations of subtly


Translations for subtly

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for subtly »

Translation

Find a translation for the subtly definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these subtly definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"subtly." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2016. Web. 8 Feb. 2016. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/subtly>.

Are we missing a good definition for subtly? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for subtly:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.