The definition of finesse is skillful, artful or diplomatic handling of something that might be difficult for others.(noun)
An example of finesse is what you exhibit when you carefully arrange a situation to your liking.
To finesse is defined as to do something skillfully or slyly, especially something that requires delicacy.(verb)
An example of finesse is when you diplomatically arrange a complicated situation so it turns out in your favor.
See finesse in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr < OFr fin, fine
See finesse in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: French, fineness, subtlety
Origin: , from fin, fine; see fine1.
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