Definition of oversubtle in English:

oversubtle

adjective

  • Making excessively fine distinctions.

    ‘an oversubtle argument’
    • ‘A Franciscan of Tournai reported that, though untrained in theology, the Beguines rejoiced in new and oversubtle ideas.’
    • ‘Does it really count as ‘oversubtle’ to see that Cebes is saying that he doesn't trust the arguments?’
    scholarly, learned, academic, erudite, donnish
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Pronunciation:

oversubtle

/əʊvəˈsʌt(ə)l/