Subtle vs Slite - What's the difference?

subtle | slite |


As an adjective subtle

is hard to grasp; not obvious or easily understood; barely noticeable.

As a verb slite is

(dialectal) to slit; tear or rip up.

As a noun slite is

(dialectal) the act or process of ripping up; rending; wear and tear.

subtle

English

Alternative forms

* subtil (obsolete) * subtile (obsolete)

Adjective

(er)
  • Hard to grasp; not obvious or easily understood; barely noticeable.
  • The difference is subtle , but you can hear it if you listen carefully.
  • (of a thing) Cleverly contrived.
  • (of a person or animal) Cunning, skillful.
  • insidious
  • * 1623 , , act iv, scene 4,
  • Thy age confirmed, proud, subtle , bloody, treacherous.
  • Tenuous; rarefied; of low density or thin consistency.
  • Synonyms

    * crafty, cunning, skillful * (insidious) insidious

    Antonyms

    * (hard to grasp) simple

    Derived terms

    * subtle body * subtleness * subtlety * subtly

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    slite

    English

    Alternative forms

    * (l), (l) * (l) (Scotland)

    Verb

  • (dialectal) To slit; tear or rip up.
  • (dialectal) To wear away (clothes).
  • Noun

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  • (dialectal) The act or process of ripping up; rending; wear and tear.
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