Open and Subtle


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Open adjective – Allowing passage without obstruction.
Subtle is an antonym for open.
Nearby Words: opening, openness, opened, opener
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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

Open is an antonym for subtle in topics: nice, clever.
Nearby Words: subtlety, subtly, subtleness
Antonyms for Subtle
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  • Film / A Letter to Three Wives Foreshadowing: A subtle one, at the start, the 3 wives' initial reaction to the letter before it's open.Lora Mae: Open it up.
  • She prefers a much more subtle Deal with the Devil means of furthering her goals than the open warfare some of her underlings seem to favor.
  • Video Game / Assassin's Creed II A more subtle complement to this: While Ezio was unconscious, Rodrigo had both the Staff and the Apple, but the Vault did not open for him... yet at the end, it did for Ezio.
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