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Noun: finesse  fi'ness
  1. Subtly skilful handling of a situation
    - delicacy, diplomacy, discreetness
     
  2. A highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality
    "they performed with great finesse";
    - polish, refinement, culture, cultivation, finish
Verb: finesse  fi'ness
  1. Avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
    - hedge, fudge, evade, put off, circumvent, parry, elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestep

Derived forms: finessed, finesses, finessing

Type of: avoid, flawlessness, ne plus ultra, perfection, tact, tactfulness

Encyclopedia: Finesse