1 [U] quality of being subtle 细微; 精细; 巧妙; 灵巧; 诡诈; 敏锐.
2 [C] subtle distinction, etc 细微的差别等.
the quality that something has when it has been done in a clever or skilful way, with careful attention to small details
The play lacks subtlety.
She argued her case with considerable subtlety.
[C usually plural]
a thought, idea, or detail that is important but difficult to notice or understand
Some of the subtleties of the language are lost in translation.
1. The subtlety of his remarks was unnoticed by most of his audience. 大多数听众都没有觉察到他讲话的微妙之处。