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- 1. nuance, nicety, shade, subtlety, refinement, meaning, significance, signification, import
- usage: a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude; "without understanding the finer nuances you can't enjoy the humor"; "don't argue about shades of meaning"
- 2. subtlety, niceness, difficulty, difficultness
- usage: the quality of being difficult to detect or analyze; "you had to admire the subtlety of the distinctions he drew"
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