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Definition of Finesse

Finesse

  1. Subtilty of contrivance to gain a point; artifice; stratagem.
  2. The act of finessing. See Finesse, v. i., 2.
  3. To use artifice or stratagem.
  4. To attempt, when second or third player, to make a lower card answer the purpose of a higher, when an intermediate card is out, risking the chance of its being held by the opponent yet to play.

Finesse Quotations

I learned to approach racing like a game of billiards. If you bash the ball too hard, you get nowhere. As you handle the cue properly, you drive with more finesse.
Juan Manuel Fangio

I come from not just a household but a country where the finesse of language, well-balanced sentence, structure, syntax, these things are driven into us, and my parents, bless them, are great custodians of the English language.
Daniel Day-Lewis

It was actually drumming that gave me the stamina to get into sports later. I started playing drums at 13, and when I got to the international touring level... I got interested in cross-country skiing, long-distance swimming, bicycling... things that require stamina, not finesse.
Neil Peart

To live means to finesse the processes to which one is subjugated.
Bertolt Brecht

I approach playing acoustic guitar more of as a percussive instrument. It's fragile. I don't have a lot of finesse when it comes to my guitar playing.
Billie Joe Armstrong
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Finesse Translations

finesse in German is Raffinesse, Finesse
finesse in Spanish is sutileza
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