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subtextual

From Wiktionary

Word parts[change]

sub- + textual

Adjective[change]

Positive
subtextual

Comparative
more subtextual

Superlative
most subtextual

  1. Something that is subtextual has to do with subtext. It describes something in a book (or other piece of media) which isn't literally written down, but instead is something about it you have to figure out for yourself, like a theme or a moral.