Subtle vs. Suttle

Subtle vs. Suttle — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Subtle and Suttle

Subtleadjective

So slight as to be difficult to detect or describe; elusive

a subtle smile.

Suttlenoun

The weight of a commodity shipment after deduction of the weight of the container, before allowance of tret.

Subtleadjective

Difficult to understand; abstruse

an argument whose subtle point was lost on her opponent.

Suttleverb

To act as sutler; to supply provisions and other articles to troops.

Subtleadjective

Able to make fine distinctions

a subtle mind.

Subtleadjective

Operating in a hidden, usually injurious way; insidious

a subtle poison.

Subtleadjective

Characterized by skill or ingenuity; clever.

Subtleadjective

Crafty or sly; devious.

Subtleadjective

Hard to grasp; not obvious or easily understood; barely noticeable.

The difference is subtle, but you can hear it if you listen carefully.

Subtleadjective

(of a thing) Cleverly contrived.

Subtleadjective

(of a person or animal) Cunning, skillful.

Subtleadjective

Insidious, deceptive, malicious.

Subtleadjective

Tenuous; rarefied; of low density or thin consistency.

Subtleadjective

(obsolete) Refined; exquisite.

Subtleadjective

be difficult to detect or grasp by the mind;

his whole attitude had undergone a subtle changea subtle differencethat elusive thing the soul

Subtleadjective

faint and difficult to analyze;

subtle aromas

Subtleadjective

able to make fine distinctions;

a subtle mind

Subtleadjective

working or spreading in a hidden and usually injurious way;

glaucoma is an insidious diseasea subtle poison