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ˈsʌt l, ˈsʌb tɪlsub·tile

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  1. subtile(Adjective)


  2. Origin: From subtilis, perhaps, from sub + tela; see tela, toil.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Subtile(adj)

    thin; not dense or gross; rare; as, subtile air; subtile vapor; a subtile medium

  2. Subtile(adj)

    delicately constituted or constructed; nice; fine; delicate; tenuous; finely woven

  3. Subtile(adj)

    acute; piercing; searching

  4. Subtile(adj)

    characterized by nicety of discrimination; discerning; delicate; refined; subtle

  5. Subtile(adj)

    sly; artful; cunning; crafty; subtle; as, a subtile person; a subtile adversary; a subtile scheme

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Subtile

    sub′til, adj. delicately constructed: fine: thin or rare: piercing: shrewd.—adv. Sub′tilely.—ns. Sub′tileness; Subtilisā′tion.—v.t. Sub′tilise, to make subtile, thin, or rare: to spin into niceties.—v.i. to make nice distinctions: to refine in argument.—ns. Sub′tilism, the quality of being subtile; Sub′tilty, state or quality of being subtile: fineness: extreme acuteness: cunning. [L. subtilissub, under, tela, a web.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of subtile in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of subtile in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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