An example of subtile used as an adjective is a subtile request, such as where someone mentions their favorite musician just before their birthday, hoping to be gifted their new album.
Origin of subtileMiddle English from Middle French subtil, altered (infl. by L) from Old French soutil: see subtle
Origin of subtileMiddle English from Old French subtil from Latin subtīlis fine, delicate ; see subtle .
- sub·til′i·ty sub′tile·ness sub′til·ty
(comparative more subtile, superlative most subtile)
- (obsolete) subtle