subtly

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈsʌt.li/, /ˈsʌt.l̩.lɪi/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈsʌt.l̩.lɪi/

Adverb[edit]

subtly (comparative more subtly, superlative most subtly)

  1. With subtleness, in a subtle manner. With cleverness rather than brute force.
    • 2013 August 10, “A new prescription”, The Economist, volume 408, number 8848: 
      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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Few English words have more syllables than vowels, this is one of the few three-syllable examples. Others include rhythm, -ism (and most derived terms), and fjord.

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