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Multiple Meanings
subtle — as in:  a subtle poison

She is working subtly against us.
working in an indirect or hidden way
subtle — as in:  a subtle shade of blue

a subtle, but unmistakable warning
understated so as not to draw attention to itself
subtle — as in:  a subtle difference or thinker

She used subtle reasoning to expose the absurdity of his argument.
not obvious, but understandable by someone with adequate sensitivity and relevant knowledge (perhaps depending upon fine distinctions)

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capable of understanding things that require sensitivity and relevant knowledge (perhaps understanding fine distinctions)
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