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nuance +‎ -ed


nuanced (comparative more nuanced, superlative most nuanced)

  1. Having nuances; possessed of multiple layers of detail, pattern, or meaning
    The setting sunlight played through the gently waving branches, creating subtly nuanced transitions of color and tone as the shadows swept back and forth in the rosy glow.
    • 1989, R. Kent Hughes, Preaching the Word: 1-9:1:
      I would like to have heard his intonation delicately nuanced so as to carry the greatest punch. I would like to have seen the changes of expression that played across his face as he spoke.
    • 1998, Meredith Parsons Lillich, The Queen of Sicily and Gothic Stained Glass in Mussy and Tonnerre:
      ...the pattern normally straightens into an almost pure latticework of identical quarries and the foliage painting becomes much more nuanced and delicate.