Definition of finesse noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//fɪˈnes//
; NAmE NAmE//fɪˈnes//
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[uncountable] great skill in dealing with people or situations, especially in a delicate way Nigel lacked his father’s elegance and finesse. Word Originlate Middle English (in the sense ‘purity, delicacy’: from French, related to fine ‘of high quality’.
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