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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Impracticably artful, ingenuous, or cunning.

Usage examples (8)
  • The first one fritters away time in oversubtle line-drawing.
  • It seems oversubtle to charge me with "squeamishness" when I have admitted to finding Miss Blais's horror stories "ludicrous."
  • This however is a non-technical approach to logic, grounded in essentials, in contrast to the sterile conundrums and oversubtle analyses enjoyed by some of Epictetus...
  • The metaphysicians were oversubtle in spinning “cobwebs of learning” out of their own sub - stance, absurd in clothing in elaborate philosophical jargon what was obvious... for more
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