An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (not obvious)
a. subtle
La diferencia entre los dos vinos es sutil, pero me gustó más el segundo.The difference between the two wines is subtle, but I liked the second one more.
2. (perceptive)
a. sharp
Detrás de ese sentido del humor grosero se esconde una mente sutil.Behind that seemingly crude sense of humor hides a sharp mind.
b. keen
La película ofrece una perspectiva sutil de los conflictos que desgarran al país.The movie offers a keen perspective on the conflicts that are tearing the country apart.
3. (light)
a. delicate (smell or fabric)
Al final de la ceremonia, el novio le apartó el sutil velo de la cara y la besó.At the conclusion of the ceremony, the groom removed the delicate veil from her face and kissed her.
b. thin (atmosphere or fabric)
La atmósfera de Marte es más sutil que la de la Tierra.Mars's atmosphere is thinner than the Earth's.
c. fine (thread or fabric)
El encaje fue hecho con un hilo sutil de color marfil.The lace is made of a fine ivory thread.
d. subtle (smell)
Este perfume posee un aroma que es a la vez sutil y distintivo.The scent of this perfume is both subtle and distinctive.
e. gentle (breeze)
Una brisa sutil que venía del mar le acariciaba la cara.A gentle breeze coming from the sea caressed her face.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (en general)
a. subtle
2. (velo, tejido)
a. delicate, thin
3. (brisa)
a. gentle
4. (hilo, línea)
a. fine
1 [+diferencia] subtle
2 (perspicaz) [+inteligencia, persona] sharp; keen; [+comentario] subtle
3 (delicado) [+hilo, hebra] fine; [+tela] delicate; thin; light; [+atmósfera] thin; [+olor] subtle; delicate; [+brisa] gentle
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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