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subtleness

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of subtleness

  1. skill in achieving one's ends through indirect, subtle, or underhanded means <the subtleness with which the boutique owner convinces you that you have to have that outrageously priced article of clothing> Synonyms artfulness, artifice, caginess (also cageyness), canniness, craft, craftiness, cunningness, deviousness, foxiness, guile, guilefulness, slickness, slyness, sneakiness, cunning, subtlety, wilinessRelated Words calculation, care, design; savvy, sharpness, shrewdness; cleverness, ingeniousness, ingenuity, inventiveness; ease, facility, finesse; deceitfulness, duplicity, shiftiness, underhandedness




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