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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

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

I prefer the finesse of French humour. English humour is more scathing, more cruel, as illustrated by Monty Python and Little Britain.
Helen Mirren

As far as I'm concerned, Parnelli Jones was the greatest driver of his era. He had aggressiveness and also a finesse that no one else possessed. And he won with everything he put his hands on, including off-road.
Mario Andretti

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
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Finesse Translations

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

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