delicacy, diplomacy, discreetness, finesse(noun)
subtly skillful handling of a situation
The property of having grace, elegance, skill, or balance.
Skill in handling of a situation.
An adroit maneuver.
A technique which allows one to promote tricks based on a favorable position of one or more cards in the hands of the opponent.
To handle or manage carefully or skillfully.
Origin: from finesse, from fin.
subtilty of contrivance to gain a point; artifice; stratagem
the act of finessing. See Finesse, v. i., 2
to use artifice or stratagem
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
Origin: [F., fr. fin fine. See Fine, a.]
In contract bridge and similar games, a finesse is a card play technique which will enable a player to win an additional trick or tricks should there be a favorable position of one or more cards in the hands of the opponents. The player attempts to win either the current trick or a later trick with a card of the suit he leads notwithstanding that the opponents hold a higher card in the suit; the attempt is based on the assumption that the higher card is held by a particular opponent. The specifics of the technique vary depending upon the suit combination being played and the number of tricks the player is attempting to win in that suit.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
fi-nes′, n. subtlety of contrivance: artifice: an endeavour by a player holding (say) queen and ace to take the trick with the lower card.—v.i. to use artifice.—ns. Fines′ser; Fines′sing. [Fr.]
The numerical value of finesse in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of finesse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Experience is what allows us to repeat our mistakes, only with more finesse
Experience is what allows us to repeat our mistakes, only with more finesse!
I was surprised, because I thought there was probably an easier way to finesse that.
Most of them are remembered for their works, few are remembered in spite of them...for their finesse!”
The temptation by politicians is to try and finesse these issues and move on, but no member will be able to claim ignorance.
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