Thesaurus

finesse

noun

finesse

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of finesse

  1. 1 to plan out usually with subtle skill or care had to finesse the schedule a bit to fit in another patient that afternoon Synonyms of finesse contrive, finagle, engineer, frame, machinate, maneuver, manipulate, mastermind, negotiate, wangleWords Related to finesse arrange, concert, conclude, hammer out, work out; angle (for), compass, intrigue, plot, scheme; connive; brew, concoct, cook (up), hatch; captain, command, conduct, direct, handle, manage, quarterback, run; gerrymanderNear Antonyms of finesse blow, bobble, botch, bungle, butcher, flub, fumble, gum (up), louse up, mangle, mess (up), mishandle, muff

  2. 2 to get or keep away from (as a responsibility) through cleverness or trickery tried to finesse the blame for the foreign policy fiasco, even though he was secretary of state at the time Synonyms of finesse avoid, dodge, duck, elude, eschew, evade, escape, get around, scape, shake, shirk, shuffle (out of), shun, weasel (out of)Words Related to finesse miss; avert, deflect, divert, obviate, parry, prevent, ward (off); ban, bar, debar, eliminate, except, exclude, preclude, rule out; bypass, circumvent, skirt; foil, fox, frustrate, outfox, outsmart, outwit, overreach, thwartNear Antonyms of finesse accept, court, embrace, pursue, seek, welcome; catch, contract, incur



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