Obvious and Subtle


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Obvious adjective – Not subject to misinterpretation or more than one interpretation.
Usage example: that remark was an obvious joke, so lighten up

Subtle is an antonym for obvious.
Nearby Words: obviously, obviousness
Antonyms for Obvious


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Subtle adjective – Clever at attaining one's ends by indirect and often deceptive means.
Usage example: used subtle methods of persuasion

Obvious is an antonym for subtle.
Nearby Words: subtlety, subtly, subtleness
Antonyms for Subtle
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Things that words describes

clue obvious clue subtle clue
manner obvious manner subtle manner
change obvious change subtle change
reference obvious reference subtle reference
Other nouns: nod, sign, effect, case, use, way, example, hint, difference, joke, version, parody, pun, implication, ways, signs, references, examples, hints, changes, differences, clues.

Both words in one sentence

  • High-Tech Hexagons Not even just Adam, but anyone with a neural implant has a subtle or obvious hexagon indentation in their heads.
  • Extreme Graphical Representation Thus, an Extreme Graphical Representation will almost always involve some kind of visible activity — whether it's obvious or subtle.
  • Lantis gives new meaning towards "show, don't tell." She is both subtle and obvious with the characterization.
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