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subtly meaning

EN[ˈsʌt.li] [ˈsʌt.l̩.lɪi]

    Definition of subtly in English Dictionary

  • AdverbCOMmore subtlySUPmost subtlyPREsub-
    1. With subtleness, in a subtle manner. With cleverness rather than brute force.
      1. As the world's drug habit shows, governments are failing in their quest to monitor every London window-box and Andean hillside for banned plants. But even that Sisyphean task looks easy next to the fight against synthetic drugs. No sooner has a drug been blacklisted than chemists adjust their recipe and start churning out a subtly different one.
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    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • Matthew Dear (Saturday) This experimental microhouse D.J. and producer channels Detroit techno in his reedy, subtly dystopian brushes of beats.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Adverbs

    Other Vocabulary

    Look-Alike Words
    1. en subtle
    2. en surely
    3. en supply
    4. en softly
    5. en justly
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    Meaning of subtly for the defined word.

    Grammatically, this word "subtly" is an adverb.
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