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Prominent vs. Subtle — What's the Difference?

Prominent vs. Subtle — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Prominent and Subtle

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Prominent

Important; famous
She was a prominent member of the city council
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Subtle

(especially of a change or distinction) so delicate or precise as to be difficult to analyse or describe
His language expresses rich and subtle meanings
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Prominent

Projecting from something; protuberant
A man with big, prominent eyes like a lobster's
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Subtle

Making use of clever and indirect methods to achieve something
He tried a more subtle approach
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Prominent

Situated so as to catch the attention; noticeable
The new housing estates are prominent landmarks
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Subtle

Crafty; cunning
The subtle fiend dissembled
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Prominent

A stout drab-coloured moth with tufts on the forewings which stick up while at rest, the caterpillars of which typically have fleshy growths on the back.
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Subtle

So slight as to be difficult to detect or describe; elusive
A subtle smile.
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Prominent

Projecting outward or upward from a line or surface; protuberant
Prominent eyebrows.
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Subtle

Difficult to understand; abstruse
An argument whose subtle point was lost on her opponent.
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Prominent

Immediately noticeable; conspicuous
A product with a prominent place in the store.
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Subtle

Able to make fine distinctions
A subtle mind.
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Prominent

Widely known; eminent
A prominent poet.
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Subtle

Operating in a hidden, usually injurious way; insidious
A subtle poison.
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Prominent

Standing out, or projecting; jutting; protuberant
The bird was perching on the prominent ledge at the top of the rocks
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Subtle

Characterized by skill or ingenuity; clever.
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Prominent

Likely to attract attention from its size or position; conspicuous
Place the slogan in a more prominent positions.
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Subtle

Crafty or sly; devious.
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Prominent

Eminent; distinguished above others
Prominent members of the press
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Subtle

Hard to grasp; not obvious or easily understood.
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Prominent

Any of various moths having a conspicuous projection on the inner margin of the wings.
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Subtle

Barely noticeable, not obvious, indistinct.
The difference is subtle, but you can hear it if you listen carefully.
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Prominent

(historical) In Nazi concentration camps, an inmate entrusted with minor supervisory duties and rewarded with perquisites.
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Subtle

(of a thing) Cleverly contrived.
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Prominent

Standing out, or projecting, beyond the line surface of something; jutting; protuberant; in high relief; as, a prominent figure on a vase.
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Subtle

(of a person or animal) Cunning, skillful.
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Prominent

Hence; Distinctly manifest; likely to attract attention from its size or position; conspicuous; as, a prominent feature of the face; a prominent building.
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Subtle

Insidious.
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Prominent

Eminent; distinguished above others; as, a prominent character.
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Subtle

Tenuous; rarefied; of low density or thin consistency.
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Prominent

Having a quality that thrusts itself into attention;
An outstanding fact of our time is that nations poisoned by anti semitism proved less fortunate in regard to their own freedom
A new theory is the most prominent feature of the book
Salient traits
A spectacular rise in prices
A striking thing about Picadilly Circus is the statue of Eros in the center
A striking resemblance between parent and child
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Subtle

(obsolete) Refined; exquisite.
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Prominent

Conspicuous in position or importance;
A big figure in the movement
Big man on campus
He's very large in financial circles
A prominent citizen
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Subtle

Sly in design; artful; cunning; insinuating; subtile; - applied to persons; as, a subtle foe.
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Subtle

Cunningly devised; crafty; treacherous; as, a subtle stratagem.
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Subtle

Characterized by refinement and niceness in drawing distinctions; nicely discriminating; - said of persons; as, a subtle logician; refined; tenuous; sinuous; insinuating; hence, penetrative or pervasive; - said of the mind; its faculties, or its operations; as, a subtle intellect; a subtle imagination; a subtle process of thought; also, difficult of apprehension; elusive.
Things remote from use, obscure and subtle.
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Subtle

Smooth and deceptive.
Like to a bowl upon a subtle ground [bowling ground].
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Subtle

Be difficult to detect or grasp by the mind;
His whole attitude had undergone a subtle change
A subtle difference
That elusive thing the soul
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Subtle

Faint and difficult to analyze;
Subtle aromas
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Subtle

Able to make fine distinctions;
A subtle mind
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Subtle

Working or spreading in a hidden and usually injurious way;
Glaucoma is an insidious disease
A subtle poison
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