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Synonyms for finesse
fɪˈnɛssfi·nesse

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. delicacy, diplomacy, discreetness, finessenoun

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. finessenoun

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

  2. finesseverb

    Synonyms:
    use stratagem, practise tricks

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. finessenoun

    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. Gary Bauer:

    The temptation by politicians is to try and finesse these issues and move on, but no member will be able to claim ignorance.

  2. Charlie Sykes:

    I was surprised, because I thought there was probably an easier way to finesse that.

  3. Derwood Fincher:

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

  4. Gary Bauer:

    We are unique in that we have a large presence in every congressional district, in every county in America, the temptation by politicians is to try and finesse these issues and move on, but no member will be able to claim ignorance.

  5. Derwood Fincher:

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


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