Synonyms for Finesse:


experience, proficiency, prowess, aptitude, gift, competence. derive, wangle, worm, engineer, find, finagle, obtain, get, make, bring, come by, get together, gain, accept. win, one-up, trump. adroitness (noun)
ability, tact.
attribute (noun)
diplomacy, discreetness, delicacy.
cunning (noun)
guile, wariness, snakiness, ingenuity, skill, mastery, subtlety, slipperiness, smoothness, cunning, deviousness, sly, slickness, art.
diplomacy (noun)
finesse (noun)
diplomacy, discreetness, delicacy.
know-how, maneuver (noun)
cleverness, subtlety, tact, competence, cunning, craftiness, skill, diplomacy, quickness, adroitness, artfulness, guile, delicacy, adeptness.
style (noun)
artistry, technique, skillfulness, cleverness, craftsmanship, expressiveness, artfulness, capability, eloquence, adroitness, style, deftness, adeptness, talent, panache, grace.
tact (noun)
wit (noun)
astuteness, humor, trickiness, Subtleness, foxiness, craftiness, ingeniousness, inventiveness, resourcefulness, drollness, slyness, scintillation, quickness, Canniness, sophistry, wiliness, comedy, irony, facility, sharpness, shrewdness, brilliance, wit, urbanity, scurrility, Cunningness, intellect.


maneuver, manipulate (verb)
finagle, wangle.

Other synonyms:

finagle, one-up. ability, wangle. engineer. worm. outmaneuver
Other relevant words:
competence, trump, diplomacy, aptitude, finagle, tact, bring, proficiency, engineer, worm, discreetness, wangle, one-up, experience, ability, prowess, delicacy.

Usage examples for finesse

  1. It would be a long story, a story of remarkable medical finesse it would be describing the work of an artist- for such was Dr. Bond as he turned bodies from sickness to health and souls from perdition to salvation. – Our Nervous Friends Illustrating the Mastery of Nervousness by Robert S. Carroll
  2. Her lack of finesse had led her to a final mistake. – A Man's Hearth by Eleanor M. Ingram
  3. Blanche, of course, had to be included in the wedding party, and it was with a great deal of finesse that we persuaded her not to wear the fearful and wonderful costume she had arrived in. – Vacation with the Tucker Twins by Nell Speed