verb (used without object), fi·nessed, fi·ness·ing.
verb (used with object), fi·nessed, fi·ness·ing.
Words nearby finesse
Origin of finesse
Examples from the Web for finessing
A right-down good hare Millichip turned out to be; doubling and twisting and finessing, and exasperating the hounds considerably.Johnny Ludlow, Second Series|Mrs. Henry Wood
After some finessing, the Government showed a determination to go on with both bills.
Come, Chief Inspector, this finessing with me is highly improper on your part—highly improper.The Secret Agent|Joseph Conrad
He threw aside his first intention of finessing Belle into his bedroom on the plea of asking her to help him to pack.The Sins of the Children|Cosmo Hamilton
That desire was the one real and substantial thing in a somewhat superficial, egotistic, and finessing character.Stella Fregelius|H. Rider Haggard