Nehama (med_cat) wrote in 1word1day,
Nehama
med_cat
1word1day

Friday word: Finesse

Finesse (n):

1: refinement or delicacy of workmanship, structure, or texture
2: skillful handling of a situation : adroit maneuvering
3: the withholding of one's highest card or trump in the hope that a lower card will take the trick because the only opposing higher card is in the hand of an opponent who has already played

Examples:

  1. She handled the interview questions with finesse.

  2. <maneuvered his opponent into checkmate with his customary finesse>

Etymology:
Middle English, from Middle French, from fin, fine

First Known Use: 1528
Tags: f, french, noun, wordsmith: med_cat
Subscribe

  • Sunday Word: Merrythought

    merrythought [ mer-ee-thawt] noun: (British English) the wishbone or furcula of a fowl, the forked bone between the neck and breast of a…

  • Tuesday word: Solace

    Tuesday, Jul. 27, 2021 Solace (noun, verb) sol·ace [sol-is] noun Also called sol·ace·ment. 1. comfort in sorrow, misfortune, or trouble;…

  • Sunday Word: Saltings

    saltings [ sawlt-ings] noun: (British English) areas of low ground regularly inundated with salt water, often taken to include their…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Comments allowed for members only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 0 comments