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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 fi·nesse /fəˈnɛs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fi·nesse v. i. [imp. & p. p. Finessed p. pr. & vb. n. Finessing.]
 1. To use artifice or stratagem.
 2. Whist Playing 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fi·nesse n.
 1. Subtilty of contrivance to gain a point; artifice; stratagem.
    This is the artificialest piece of finesse to persuade men into slavery.   --Milton.
 2. Whist Playing The act of finessing. See Finesse, v. i., 2.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : subtly skillful handling of a situation [syn: delicacy, diplomacy,