nuanced

adjective
nu·​anced | \ ˈnü-ˌän(t)st How to pronounce nuanced (audio) , ˈnyü-; nü-ˈän(t)st, nyü-\

Definition of nuanced

: having nuances : having or characterized by subtle and often appealingly complex qualities, aspects, or distinctions (as in character or tone) a nuanced performance Whenever the movie focusses on Van Doren and Goodwin and Stempel, it treats them as nuanced human beings. But other characters in the film … are sketched less fully.— Ken Auletta And in this rare instance, the family-friendly franchise isn't a bland, pabulum compromise but a more inspired, nuanced alternative.— Mike Flaherty This more psychologically nuanced self-examination requires that we honestly challenge our beliefs and summon the courage to act on that information, which may lead to fresh ways of thinking about our lives and our goals.— Camille Sweeney and Josh Gosfield

First Known Use of nuanced

1881, in the meaning defined above

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