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subtle
used in The Return of the King

2 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
a subtle difference or thinker
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)
  • You are wise, maybe, Mithrandir, yet with all your subtleties you have not all wisdom.
    5.4 -- Book 5 Chapter 4 -- The Siege of Gondor (32% in)

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exact meaning not specified
  • Denethor is of another sort, proud and subtle, a man of far greater lineage and power, though he is not called a king.
    5.1 -- Book 5 Chapter 1 -- Minas Tirith (26% in)

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