Synonym: delicacy, diplomacy, discreetness. Similar words: business, on business, businessman, fine, define, assess, vessel, dessert. Meaning: [fɪ'nes] n. subtly skillful handling of a situation.
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1 It was a disappointing performance which lacked finesse.
2 He wheedled money from his father with considerable finesse.
3 Dario played the sonata with great finesse.
4 A man who approached the subject with some finesse.
5 He is a true believer, but sadly lacks finesse.
6 At least he enjoyed his perks with finesse.
7 Mr Chen's approach is to finesse the problem of reunification through a mixture of goodwill and verbal subtlety.
8 Flame control: a certain amount of finesse is required to fine tune the heat output.
9 With the new sophisticated Finesse range you can be your own top hairdresser.
10 They disliked his aggression, his finesse, his lack of respect for tradition, his obsession with media coverage.
11 What did finesse have to do with that wild upsurge of feeling which had almost overwhelmed her?
12 Helene Curtis is to spend ￡5m advertising Finesse and Salon Selectives hair products.
13 Finesse Intensive Conditioner is an ideal way of treating holiday hair, repairing damage done by sun, sea and chlorine.
14 The game was a hard slog with no finesse, despite the promotion aspirations of both sides.
15 Even if it wasn't quite enough finesse to keep him out of the loony bin.
16 It is the trick of the big-stage musical number but applied to circus with finesse and much tongue-in-cheek humour.
17 At present their sound has more to do with youthful enthusiasm than finesse.
18 Pure Chardonnay Champagnes from the best vineyards of Oger have great finesse and all the true aromatic characteristics of the Chardonnay grape.
19 The roast fillet of lamb with herb crust to follow is a classic dish,(www.Sentencedict.com) presented by Clayton with great finesse.
20 Fortunately technology has come to the rescue - the new Finesse styling aids range is as sophisticated and versatile as you are.
21 Somehow, we hoped, when the test finally came, she would be able to finesse the written stuff.
22 Drummer Kevin Christiansen grounds the band, effortlessly changing time signatures with jazzy finesse, making it sound deceptively easy.
23 The guard would know he was trying to get away and finesse the whole thing!
24 Rivals can not touch him for intellectual or strategic finesse, but he is soon to lose his job.
25 Kemp uses his creativity to find excuses which are meant to finesse problematic moments.
26 He was a nice chap called Roland who entertained us with such finesse on his flute and oboe.
27 The stats make her a strange hybrid of power and finesse, a combination that she resisted for a while.
28 The aldermen could learn to use a little imagination and finesse.
29 Short shots played downwind will run considerably further and more finesse is needed.
30 It sparkled throughout with some graceful playing by the soloist plus great elegance and finesse from the woodwind.
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