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subtle
used in Turtles All the Way Down

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Definition
understated so as not to draw attention to itself
  • I pulled away as subtly as I could manage.
    p. 180.1
subtly = in a manner that does not draw attention
  • As we drove, Daisy struck up a wholly unsubtle conversation.
    p. 29.9
  • unsubtle = direct

    (Editor's note:  The prefix "un-" in unsubtle means not and reverses the meaning of subtle. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.)
  • Holly came by with the check, an unsubtle reminder that we'd overstayed our welcome.
    p. 65.7
unsubtle = obvious

(Editor's note:  The prefix "un-" in unsubtle means not and reverses the meaning of subtle. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.)
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