verb (used without object), fi·nessed, fi·ness·ing.
verb (used with object), fi·nessed, fi·ness·ing.
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While the ingredient list is pretty short, the techniques involved in order to achieve the main goal — a muffin with perfect pockets of nooks and crannies — requires some patience and finesse.Chef Nyesha Arrington’s Easy English Muffin Recipe|Eater Video|December 23, 2020|Eater
He has sticky hands, and he does a terrific job blending muscle and finesse around the basket — 102 players took at least 200 shots in the restricted area last season, and only Dwight Howard was more accurate than Wood’s 77 percent.Christian Wood Might Be The Rockets’ Silver Lining|Michael Pina|December 9, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
A smart toaster might sound unnecessary, but having the extra finesse is actually nifty.
The best whiskies are made with finesse and the same attention to detail and mindfulness as the finest teas or sushi.Watch Out, Scotland! Japanese Whisky Is on the Rise|Kayleigh Kulp|November 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A lot of Republican candidates are trying to finesse the establishment-Tea Party Maginot Line and be both things to all people.The Tea Party Is Dead? Nah, That’s Just a Flesh Wound|Michael Tomasky|May 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Whereas the first three seasons were subtle, there is a decided lack of finesse here.‘Arrested Development’: Why Netflix’s Revival Failed|Jace Lacob|May 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Perhaps the language loses some finesse after being translated from Italian, by Jamie Richards.
The days when skill in ball placement and finesse could outgun power have long past.
From a saute de foie, what delicate subtleties of finesse might have their origin?Pelham, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
With French finesse he hits his mark 72 by expressly avoiding it.French Classics|William Cleaver Wilkinson
Who but Turkey could discover the nests of hens whose maternal anxiety had eluded the finesse of Kirsty?Ranald Bannerman's Boyhood|George MacDonald
Thousands of Spaniards fell as the result of his daring and finesse in military execution.
And with all the finesse of their work the traffic moves like molasses.The Personality of American Cities|Edward Hungerford