subtilest

subtile

[suht-l, suhb-til]
adjective, subtiler, subtilest.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English < Latin subtīlis fine (orig. of fabric), equivalent to sub- sub- + -tīlis, akin to tēla cloth on a loom, loom (< *tekslā, derivative of texere to weave; see text)

subtilely, adverb
subtileness, noun
nonsubtile, adjective
nonsubtilely, adverb
nonsubtileness, noun
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subtile (ˈsʌtəl)
 
adj
a rare spelling of subtle
 
'subtilely
 
adv
 
subtility
 
n
 
'subtileness
 
n
 
'subtilty
 
n

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subtile
late 14c., "clever, dexterous," from O.Fr. subtil (14c.), from L. subtilis "fine, thin, delicate" (see subtle). A Latinized refashioning of the O.Fr. source of subtle.
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