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"finesse" in British English

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finessenoun [U]

uk   us   /fɪˈnes/

finesseverb [T]

uk   us   /fɪˈnes/
to ​deal with a ​situation or a ​person in a ​skilful and often ​slightlydishonest way: She finessed the ​interview by ​playing down her ​lack of ​experience and ​talking about her ​long-standinginterest in the ​field. to ​improve something so it is the ​best it can ​possibly be: After they'd finessed the ​software, they ​followed the ​people using it for several ​months.
(Definition of finesse from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"finesse" in American English

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finessenoun [U]

 us   /fəˈnes/
greatskill or ​style: She has ​handled these ​difficultnegotiations with ​real finesse.
(Definition of finesse from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “finesse”
in Spanish delicadeza…
in Vietnamese sự khéo léo, mưu mẹo…
in Malaysian kehalusan…
in Thai ความสามารถในการแก้ไขสถานการณ์…
in French finesse…
in German die Schlauheit…
in Chinese (Simplified) (高超的)技艺,技巧…
in Indonesian kecerdikan…
in Chinese (Traditional) (高超的)技藝,技巧…
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