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subtle, non-obvious, nonobvious
adj. of something that is not easily seen, understood or discovered; "She made the nonobvious point that their immediate goals needed to be balanced evenly with their long-term strategy."
subtle, faint
adj. faint and difficult to analyze; "subtle aromas"
subtle, pernicious, insidious
adj. working or spreading in a hidden and usually injurious way; "glaucoma is an insidious disease"; "a subtle poison"
subtle, elusive
adj. difficult to detect or grasp by the mind or analyze; "his whole attitude had undergone a subtle change"; "a subtle difference"; "that elusive thing the soul"
subtle
adj. able to make fine distinctions; "a subtle mind"
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unhearable, inaudible
adj. impossible to hear; imperceptible by the ear; "an inaudible conversation"
malevolent
adj. wishing or appearing to wish evil to others; arising from intense ill will or hatred; "a gossipy malevolent old woman"; "failure made him malevolent toward those who were successful"
malignant
adj. dangerous to health; characterized by progressive and uncontrolled growth (especially of a tumor)
thudding, dull
adj. not clear and resonant; sounding as if striking with or against something relatively soft; "the dull thud"; "thudding bullets"
washed-out, washy, faded, bleached
adj. having lost freshness or brilliance of color; "sun-bleached deck chairs"; "faded jeans"; "a very pale washed-out blue"; "washy colors"
vague, obscure
adj. not clearly understood or expressed; "an obscure turn of phrase"; "an impulse to go off and fight certain obscure battles of his own spirit"-Anatole Broyard; "their descriptions of human behavior become vague, dull, and unclear"- P.A.Sorokin; "vague...forms of speech...have so long passed for mysteries of science"- John Locke
shrewd, sharp, astute
adj. marked by practical hardheaded intelligence; "a smart businessman"; "an astute tenant always reads the small print in a lease"; "he was too shrewd to go along with them on a road that could lead only to their overthrow"
fateful, fatal
adj. controlled or decreed by fate; predetermined; "a fatal series of events"
unambiguous, univocal, unequivocal
adj. admitting of no doubt or misunderstanding; having only one meaning or interpretation and leading to only one conclusion; "unequivocal evidence"; "took an unequivocal position"; "an unequivocal success"; "an unequivocal promise"; "an unequivocal (or univocal) statement"
mortal, deathly, deadly
adj. causing or capable of causing death; "a fatal accident"; "a deadly enemy"; "mortal combat"; "a mortal illness"
lethal, deadly
adj. of an instrument of certain death; "deadly poisons"; "lethal weapon"; "a lethal injection"
invidious, discriminatory
adj. containing or implying a slight or showing prejudice; "discriminatory attitudes and practices"; "invidious comparisons"
bad
adj. having undesirable or negative qualities; "a bad report card"; "his sloppy appearance made a bad impression"; "a bad little boy"; "clothes in bad shape"; "a bad cut"; "bad luck"; "the news was very bad"; "the reviews were bad"; "the pay is bad"; "it was a bad light for reading"; "the movie was a bad choice"
evil
adj. morally bad or wrong; "evil purposes"; "an evil influence"; "evil deeds"
unnoticeable
adj. not noticeable; not drawing attention; "her clothes were simple and unnoticeable"- J.G.Cozzens
softened, muted, muffled, dull
adj. being or made softer or less loud or clear; "the dull boom of distant breaking waves"; "muffled drums"; "the muffled noises of the street"; "muted trumpets"
mortal
adj. unrelenting and deadly; "mortal enemy"
immoral
adj. deliberately violating accepted principles of right and wrong
pestilent, pernicious, deadly, baneful
adj. exceedingly harmful
unperceivable, imperceptible
adj. impossible or difficult to perceive by the mind or senses; "an imperceptible drop in temperature"; "an imperceptible nod"; "color is unperceivable to the touch"
corrupted, corrupt
adj. containing errors or alterations; "a corrupt text"; "spoke a corrupted version of the language"
covert
adj. (of a wife) being under the protection of her husband; "a woman covert"
sneak, surreptitious, stealthy, sneaky, furtive
adj. marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed; "a furtive manner"; "a sneak attack"; "stealthy footsteps"; "a surreptitious glance at his watch"
serious, sombre, somber
adj. (unplayful)
unsound, unfit, bad
adj. physically unsound or diseased; "has a bad back"; "a bad heart"; "bad teeth"; "an unsound limb"; "unsound teeth"
high-risk, speculative, risky, bad
adj. not financially safe or secure; "a bad investment"; "high risk investments"; "anything that promises to pay too much can't help being risky"; "speculative business enterprises"
first-class, splendid, fantabulous, excellent
adj. very good;of the highest quality; "made an excellent speech"; "the school has excellent teachers"; "a first-class mind"
toxicant, poisonous
adj. having the qualities or effects of a poison
unwholesome
adj. detrimental to physical or moral well-being; "unwholesome food"; "unwholesome habits like smoking"
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dainty
adj. especially pleasing to the taste; "a dainty dish to set before a kind";
gossamer, ethereal
adj. characterized by unusual lightness and delicacy; "this smallest and most ethereal of birds"; "gossamer shading through his playing"
fragile
adj. vulnerably delicate; "she has the fragile beauty of youth"
soft, gentle, easy
adj. having little impact; "an easy pat on the shoulder"; "gentle rain"; "a gentle breeze"; "a soft (or light) tapping at the window"
half-hardy
adj. (of plants) requiring protection from frost; "half-hardy annuals"
light-handed
adj. having a metaphorically delicate touch; "the translation is...light-handed...and generally unobtrusive"- New Yorker
overdelicate
adj. extremely delicate; "an overdelicate digestive system"
pastel
adj. lacking in body or vigor; "faded pastel charms of the naive music"
tender
adj. (of plants) not hardy; easily killed by adverse growing condition; "tender green shoots"
abusive
adj. characterized by physical or psychological maltreatment; "abusive punishment"; "argued...that foster homes are abusive"
bad
adj. capable of harming; "bad air"; "smoking is bad for you"
injurious, hurtful, deleterious
adj. harmful to living things; "deleterious chemical additives"
libellous, denigratory, denigrative, slanderous, libelous, denigrating, defamatory, calumnious, calumniatory
adj. (used of statements) harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign
cataclysmal, cataclysmic
adj. severely destructive; "cataclysmic nuclear war"; "a cataclysmic earthquake"
ruinous, catastrophic
adj. extremely harmful; bringing physical or financial ruin; "a catastrophic depression"; "catastrophic illness"; "a ruinous course of action"
counterproductive
adj. tending to hinder the achievement of a goal
prejudicious, prejudicial
adj. tending to favor preconceived ideas; "the presence of discriminatory or prejudicial attitudes in the white population"
mischievous
adj. deliberately causing harm or damage; "mischievous rumors and falsehoods"
nocent
adj. having a tendency to cause harm
wounding, stabbing
adj. causing physical or especially psychological injury; "a stabbing remark"; "wounding and false charges of disloyalty"
unobvious
adj. not immediately apparent; "in mathematical science connections are exhibited which...are extremely unobvious"- A.N.Whitehead
penetrating, penetrative
adj. tending to penetrate; having the power of entering or piercing; "a toxic penetrative spray applied to the surface"; "a cold penetrating wind"; "a penetrating odor"
apperceptive
adj. able to relate new percepts to past experience
understanding
adj. characterized by understanding based on comprehension and discernment and empathy; "an understanding friend"
observing, observant
adj. quick to notice; showing quick and keen perception
sharp-eyed, sharp-sighted, quick-sighted
adj. keenly perceptive or alert; "quick-sighted into the faults of the time"- Leonard Bacon
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good, beneficial
adj. promoting or enhancing well-being; "an arms limitation agreement beneficial to all countries"; "the beneficial effects of a temperate climate"; "the experience was good for her"
healthful
adj. conducive to good health of body or mind; "a healthful climate"; "a healthful environment"; "healthful nutrition"; "healthful sleep"; "Dickens's relatively healthful exuberance"
obvious
adj. easily perceived by the senses or grasped by the mind; "obvious errors"
salubrious
adj. favorable to health of mind or body; "not the most salubrious campsite"; "one of the less salubrious suburbs"
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