A Word A Day : Finesse
Thursday, 23rd August 2007 : Today's Word is ...
( Verb & Noun )
Pronunciation : (fi-nes')
1. To accomplish by the use of finesse
2. To handle with a deceptive or evasive strategy
3. To play (a card) as a finesse
4. To make a finesse in cards
5. Refinement and delicacy of performance, execution, or artisanship
6. Skillful, subtle handling of a situation
7. A stratagem in which one appears to decline an advantage
8. A method of leading up to a tenace, as in bridge, in order to prevent an opponent from winning the trick with an intermediate card
French, fineness, subtlety, from fin, fine
• Experience is what allows us to repeat our mistakes, only with more finesse
• She was not experienced enough in the finesse
of love or the duties of friendship.
Finessed, Finessing, Finesses
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