oversubtle

adjective
over·​sub·​tle | \ ˌō-vər-ˈsə-tᵊl How to pronounce oversubtle (audio) \

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, in the meaning defined above

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“Oversubtle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oversubtle. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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