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Definition of finesse:

  1. Subtilty of contrivance to gain a point; artifice; stratagem.
  2. The act of finessing. See Finesse, v. i., 2.
  3. 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.
  4. To use artifice or stratagem.

Synonyms:

get, goody, contrivance, wile, stratagem, subterfuge, prudence, craft, device, wangle, slightness, discreetness, imposture, daintiness, engineer, trump, dainty, worm, win, tact, invention, ability, circumspection, make, discretion, diplomatic negotiations, fragility, finagle, ruse, cheat, statecraft, delicacy, diplomacy, trick, treat, kickshaw, maneuver, machination, airiness, fraud, artifice, dodge, statesmanship, one-up, blind, fineness.

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