Subtle vs Tactful - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between subtle and tactful
is that subtle
is hard to grasp; not obvious or easily understood; barely noticeable while tactful
is possessing tact; able to deal with people in a sensitive manner.
* subtil (obsolete)
* subtile (obsolete)
Hard to grasp; not obvious or easily understood; barely noticeable.
(of a thing) Cleverly contrived.
(of a person or animal) Cunning, skillful.
* 1623 , , act iv, scene 4,
- The difference is subtle , but you can hear it if you listen carefully.
Tenuous; rarefied; of low density or thin consistency.
- Thy age confirmed, proud, subtle , bloody, treacherous.
* crafty, cunning, skillful
* (insidious) insidious
* (hard to grasp) simple
* subtle body
Possessing tact; able to deal with people in a sensitive manner.