finesse

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Synonyms for finesse

Synonyms for finesse

to make, achieve, or get through contrivance or guile

to outmaneuver (an opponent), especially with the aid of some extra resource

Synonyms

Synonyms for finesse

subtly skillful handling of a situation

References in classic literature ?
It has wonderful finesse," he murmured, caressingly.
Having conceived the idea he proceeded to carry it out with considerable finesse.
Perhaps Catherine was wrong in not demanding the cause of that gentle emotion -- but she was not experienced enough in the finesse of love, or the duties of friendship, to know when delicate raillery was properly called for, or when a confidence should be forced.
I know you don't credit me with much finesse, but I would undertake to be in the secret and to do quite as well; the only difference would be in my own peace of mind, which, of course, doesn't count.
Seriously, and since you refuse to treat me as a man, and since you finesse with me, I will try and set you at bay, as a hunter does a wild boar.