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Noun
Great subtlety and tact in handling or manipulating people or difficult situations
“She showed finesse and rosy-faced sophistication.”
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Impressive delicacy and skill
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“It is a game of skill, finesse and intelligence.”
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An adroit manoeuvre
“Declarer was planning to take a finesse in spades.”
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Ardor or zeal inspired by passion or enthusiasm
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Cultured elegance in behaviour or manner
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The skill in, or practice of, achieving one's ends through underhanded means
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To obtain, arrange, or achieve by indirect, complicated or intensive efforts
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To slyly attempt to avoid blame or censure when dealing with (a situation or problem)
“His frantic attempts to finesse the withdrawal failed, and have been shown up as cynical attempts to gain political advantage for himself when he should have been trying to help the country instead.”
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To evade
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To avoid or circumvent (a rule, obstacle or problem)
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To make use of
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To gamble
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To deceive or fool someone
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To outdo or surpass
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To cover or conceal, as if with a veil
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