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subtle

 [sut´'l]
1. very fine, as a subtle powder.
2. very acute, as a subtle pain.

subtle

[sut′əl]
Etymology: L, subtilis
1 having a low intensity.
2 not severe and having no serious sequelae, such as a mild infection or inflammation.

subtle,

adj having a low intensity; not severe and having no serious sequelae.

subtle

1. very fine, as a subtle powder.
2. very acute, as a subtle pain.
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Consequently, the subtleness of the Chinese communication style becomes a job search obstacle.
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Using this translation of the "relative dimension and intensities of the spoken and the unspoken," I believe a thinker can express subaltern life with appropriate sensitivity and subtleness.
It has the tang of a salsa but with a more laid-book fruitiness, which has the spice you need for a marinade but the subtleness of a sauce.
The subtleness that harassment can take and how readily someone's actions can be misinterpreted are important for everyone to understand.