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Synonyms for finesse
fɪˈnɛss

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. delicacy, diplomacy, discreetness, finesse(noun)

    subtly skillful handling of a situation

    Synonyms:
    diplomatic negotiations, daintiness, dainty, diplomacy, delicacy, statesmanship, prudence, circumspection, slightness, discreetness, fineness, airiness, treat, fragility, kickshaw, goody, discretion, statecraft

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. finesse

    A contrivance or device may be either good or bad. A cheat is a mean advantage in a bargain; a fraud, any form of covert robbery or injury. Imposture is a deceitful contrivance for securing charity, credit, or consideration. A stratagem or maneuver may be of the good against the bad, as it were a skilful movement of war. A wile is usually but not necessarily evil.

    E'en children followed with endearing wile.

    Goldsmith Deserted Village, l. 184.

    A trick is often low, injurious, and malicious; we say a mean trick; the word is sometimes used playfully with less than its full meaning. A ruse or a blind may be quite innocent and harmless. An artifice is a carefully and delicately prepared contrivance for doing indirectly what one could not well do directly. A device is something studied out for promoting an end, as in a mechanism; the word is used of indirect action, often, but not necessarily directed to an evil, selfish, or injurious end. Finesse is especially subtle contrivance, delicate artifice, whether for good or evil. Compare FRAUD.

    Synonyms:
    art, artifice, blind, cheat, contrivance, craft, cunning, device, dodge, fraud, guile, imposture, invention, machination, maneuver, ruse, stratagem, subterfuge, trick, wile

    Antonyms:
    artlessness, candor, fairness, frankness, guilelessness, honesty, ingenuousness, innocence, openness, simplicity, sincerity, truth

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. finesse(n.)

    Synonyms:
    trick, stratagem, artifice, ruse, fraud, deception, cheat, wile, manœuvre

  2. finesse(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    use stratagem, practise tricks

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. finesse(n)

    Synonyms:
    artifice, stratagem, maneuvering, ruses

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "finesse":

    fineness, delicacy, subtlety, acumen, sharpness

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How to use finesse in a sentence?

  1. Deshawn Yeldell:

    If people don’t respect you Enough to give you natural respect for your achievements without you begging for their support, truth is they don’t respect your talent they respect your clout therefore you will be begging for their respect and support forever, and then you are left to finesse people creating two broken sides of untruthfulness, let love come naturally and God shall bless thy gifts one has inherited in life..... A prophecy has spoken. -MillYentei

  2. Bill Norris:

    In the early days the game was n’t as physical as it is now. When I first started they played with wooden rackets so you had to have more finesse. We had some injuries for our time but we never had the rotator tears of the muscle.

  3. Derwood Fincher:

    Experience is what allows us to repeat our mistakes, only with more finesse

  4. Ramana Pemmaraju:

    Most of them are remembered for their works, few are remembered in spite of them...for their finesse!”

  5. Mark Witton:

    They likely wielded their heads with precision and finesse, despite their size, the head might be huge, but we can see that its well supported and mounted to a powerful, muscular body.

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