hypersubtlety

subtlety

[suht-l-tee]
noun, plural subtleties.
1.
the state or quality of being subtle.
2.
delicacy or nicety of character or meaning.
3.
acuteness or penetration of mind; delicacy of discrimination.
4.
a fine-drawn distinction; refinement of reasoning: the subtleties of logic.
5.
something subtle.
6.
History/Historical. an elaborate confection, ornate in construction and ornamentation, sometimes edible but more often made and used as a decoration for a table or buffet.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English subtelte, sutilte < Old French sutilte < Latin subtīlitāt- (stem of subtīlitās) fineness, equivalent to subtīli(s) subtile + -tāt- -ty2

hypersubtlety, noun
nonsubtlety, noun, plural nonsubtleties.
oversubtlety, noun, plural oversubtleties.
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subtlety (ˈsʌtəltɪ)
 
n , pl -ties
1.  the state or quality of being subtle; delicacy
2.  a fine distinction or the ability to make such a distinction
3.  something subtle

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