Sharp and Subtle


Sharp adjective - Given to or marked by cheating and deception.
Usage example: sharp business practices that are being investigated by the state's consumer protection agency

Subtle is a synonym for sharp in piercing topic. In some cases you can use "Subtle" instead an adjective "Sharp", when it comes to topics like perceptive, quick-witted.


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

Sharp is a synonym for subtle in piercing topic. You can use "Sharp" instead an adjective "Subtle", if it concerns topics such as astute.

Nearby Words: subtlety, subtly, subtleness
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