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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sub·til·ty /ˈsʌtḷti, ˈsʌbtḷ-/
 敏銳;稀薄;狡猾

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sub·til·ty n.
 1. The quality or state of being subtile; thinness; fineness; as, the subtility of air or light.
 2. Refinement; extreme acuteness; subtlety.
    Intelligible discourses are spoiled by too much subtility in nice divisions.   --Locke.
 3. Cunning; skill; craft. [Obs.]
    To learn a lewd man this subtility.   --Chaucer.
 4. Slyness in design; artifice; guile; a cunning design or artifice; a trick; subtlety.
    O full of all subtility and all mischief.   --Acts xiii. 10.
 Note:In senses 2, 3, and 4 the word is more commonly written subtlety.