oversubtle

adjective over·sub·tle \ ˌō-vər-ˈsə-tᵊl \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of oversubtle

: excessively subtle
  • oversubtle symbolism
  • Homer's Iliad was not mere "humanized sun myths," as the oversubtle German scholars were then insisting.
  • —Daniel J. Boorstin

First Known Use of oversubtle

15th century


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