It falls to subtler, simpler technologies to recruit the mass populace into the war against global warming.
This changing landscape has prompted a number of subtler critiques of the right.
But Kesey makes a subtler point here as well, one that becomes more insistent as the novel progresses.
But there are subtler ways of playing on the same prejudices and fears.
The piece is more compelling, and also subtler, than any description can capture, despite its simple, almost mechanical premise.
The subtler woman-look, the faint suggestion of brooding in the eyes, had matured the face and lent it meaning.
Or was it some subtler echo of Lady St. Craye's personality that clung there?
That same sun which warmed the water and liberated the vapour, exerts a subtler power on the nutriment of the tree.
But by that light I have been able to see, where subtler minds have been blind.
She had divined nothing, imagined nothing, she had been both simpler and subtler than he knew.
c.1300, sutel, soutil, in reference to things, "of thin consistency;" in reference to craftsmen, "skilled, clever," from Old French soutil, from Latin subtilis "fine, thin, delicate, finely woven," from sub "under" (see sub-) + -tilis, from tela "web" and texere "to weave" (see texture). The spelling with -b- reflects confusion with subtile. Most non-material senses were present by late 14c.