Part of speech: verb

To use artifice.

Part of speech: noun

Subtle contrivance; artifice; artfulness; skill.

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Usage examples "finesse":

  1. However, after running with the current, backing water, and clever finesse, we come safely to anchor against the shore opposite the Fort, under the lee of Bear Rock. - "The New North", Agnes Deans Cameron.
  2. It might be only social finesse in Pearl but she was showing to others the same pleased vivacity she had shown to him. - "The Wrong Twin", Harry Leon Wilson.
  3. It required him to revise her crude plannings, put in the omitted finesse, and deliver Donald safely at the station. - "Angela's Business", Henry Sydnor Harrison.