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finesse

noun [U] uk   us   /fɪˈnes/
great skill or style: It was a disappointing performance which lacked finesse.

finesse

verb [T] uk   us   /fɪˈnes/
to deal with a situation or a person in a skilful and often slightly dishonest way: She finessed the interview by playing down her lack of experience and talking about her long-standing interest in the field.
Translations of “finesse”
in Vietnamese sự khéo léo, mưu mẹo…
in Spanish delicadeza…
in Thai ความสามารถในการแก้ไขสถานการณ์…
in Malaysian kehalusan…
in French finesse…
in German die Schlauheit…
in Chinese (Traditional) (高超的)技藝,技巧…
in Indonesian kecerdikan…
in Chinese (Simplified) (高超的)技艺,技巧…
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