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nuance

nu·ance

nuance

 
pronunciation:
nu ans [or] nu ans
part of speech: noun
definition: a subtle quality or difference in tone, meaning, color, or the like; shade.
He didn't grasp the man's true intentions because he failed to understand the nuances of what he was saying.
synonyms:
gradation, shade, shading, subtlety
similar words:
accent, degree, delicacy, distinction, nicety, refinement, suggestion, tinge, trace, variation