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Word of the Day – Finesse

By April 2, 2022Word of the Day

Finesse (noun)

fin-es

Impressive delicacy or skill. / Great subtlety and tact in handling or manipulating people or difficult situations.

Late Middle English (in the sense ‘purity, delicacy’): from French, related to fine.

Example sentences

“He did handle it with finesse!”

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