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    what is meaning for "subtile"?

    what is meaning for "subtile" in the below sentence?

    It isn't particular subtile?

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    Re: what is meaning for "subtile"?

    Perhaps you mean "subtle?" This word means "not obvious" or to have a hidden or hard to see purpose.

    So if the sentence was "It isn't particularly subtle" that would mean that "it" was quite easy to see, something obvious.

    I hope that helps!

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    Re: what is meaning for "subtile"?

    Quote Originally Posted by marthafromsf View Post
    Perhaps you mean "subtle?" This word means "not obvious" or to have a hidden or hard to see purpose.

    So if the sentence was "It isn't particularly subtle" that would mean that "it" was quite easy to see, something obvious.

    I hope that helps!

    Martha
    Good expanation,thanks!

    PS: "Subtile" and "subtle" are the same words at the meaning in different spelling?

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    Re: what is meaning for "subtile"?

    I've never seen the spelling "subtile" but I do see in some dictionaries that it means the same as "subtle." Perhaps it is an old form of the word that is no longer used.

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    Re: what is meaning for "subtile"?

    Quote Originally Posted by marthafromsf View Post
    I've never seen the spelling "subtile" but I do see in some dictionaries that it means the same as "subtle." Perhaps it is an old form of the word that is no longer used.
    'Subtile' is the French spelling.

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