Synonyms for finesse

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : fi-ness
Phonetic Transcription : fɪˈnɛss

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Définition of finesse

Origin :
  • 1520s, from Middle French finesse "fineness, subtlety," from Old French fin "subtle, delicate" (see fine (adj.)).
  • noun know-how, maneuver
  • verb maneuver, manipulate
Example sentences :
  • 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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