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subtle
used in To Kill a Mockingbird

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Definition
not obvious, but understandable by someone with adequate sensitivity and relevant knowledge (perhaps depending upon fine distinctions)

or:

capable of understanding things that require sensitivity and relevant knowledge (perhaps understanding fine distinctions)
  • Until my father explained it to me later, I did not understand the subtlety of Tom's predicament: he would not have dared strike a white woman under any circumstances and expect to live long, so he took the first opportunity to run— a sure sign of guilt.
    p. 260.9
subtlety = non-obvious nature
  • I was beginning to notice a subtle change in my father these days, that came out when he talked with Aunt Alexandra.
    p. 209.8
subtle = slightly noticeable
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