One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the comedy is performed with masterly finesse’
skill, subtlety, expertise, flair, knack, panache, dash, flourish, elan, polish, adroitness, skilfulness, adeptness, artistry, art, artfulness, virtuosity, mastery, genius
2‘these decisions call for a little delicacy and a modicum of finesse’
tact, tactfulness, discretion, diplomacy, delicacy, sensitivity, discernment, perceptiveness, prudence, judgement, consideration
refinement, grace, elegance, sophistication, wisdom, worldly wisdom, soft skills
3‘he won by a clever finesse’
winning move, trick, stratagem, ruse, manoeuvre, scheme, artifice, machination, bluff, wile
1‘he could hardly finesse his way out of a serious downturn’
bluff, manoeuvre, cheat, evade, trick, feign
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