Synonyms for finesse
|Grammar : Noun, verb|
|Spell : fi-ness|
|Phonetic Transcription : fɪˈnɛss|
Top 10 synonyms for finesse Other synonyms for the word finesse
- big stick
- play games
- pull strings
- pull wires
Définition of finesseOrigin :
- 1520s, from Middle French finesse "fineness, subtlety," from Old French fin "subtle, delicate" (see fine (adj.)).
- noun know-how, maneuver
- verb maneuver, manipulate
- As he was clumsy in finesse, she understood his idea, and her eyes flashed.
- Extract from : « Quaint Courtships » by Various
- We see nothing but nature; not a particle of false delicacy or finesse.
- Extract from : « Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I » by Francis Augustus Cox
- Through his father's finesse, Paul moved in select London circles.
- Extract from : « Oswald Langdon » by Carson Jay Lee
- The public taste condones it, may even be said to relish it to finesse.
- Extract from : « Recollections » by David Christie Murray
- However, I have no doubt that with a little delicacy and finesse the end may be attained.
- Extract from : « The Return of Sherlock Holmes » by Arthur Conan Doyle
- Here was a situation which called for the finesse of the politician.
- Extract from : « Union and Democracy » by Allen Johnson
- And in this I spoke the truth, though, as you will understand who know my position, I had to finesse.
- Extract from : « The Frozen Pirate » by W. Clark Russell
- But her methods, though prompt, were not wholly lacking in finesse.
- Extract from : « Little Miss Grouch » by Samuel Hopkins Adams
- This was where Eudemius considered all his skill and finesse would be needed.
- Extract from : « Nicanor - Teller of Tales » by C. Bryson Taylor
- He was approaching delicate ground and needed all his finesse.
- Extract from : « Two Boys in Wyoming » by Edward S. Ellis
Antonyms for finesse
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