Translation of finesse in Spanish:

finesse

finura, n.

Pronunciation /fɪˈnɛs//fəˈnɛs/

noun

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    • 1.1(polish, refinement)

      finura feminine
      refinamiento masculine
      • And, on what could have been a difficult night, the Bulls proved they have many lines of attack and that they have skill and finesse to add to their undoubted power.
      • The Centurions continued to illustrate flair and finesse in attack,
      • The actors assimilate the cringe-worthy lines with great skill and finesse, so that the audience laughs rather than groans.
      • Georgi's brilliant interpretative finesse in skilful performance is a delight throughout.
      • His skill and finesse in collecting and preparing specimens made this effort fruitful.
      • I'm fairly convinced that the contests would show the strength, intelligence, artistry and finesse of the American game and players are superior.
      • How about good, clean, hard-hitting hockey that displays skill, speed and finesse?
      • Tony Jaa is an utterly brilliant fighter, whose resilience and finesse as a martial-arts master is put to the test in this funny and punch-packed feature.
      • He didn't just dance, he danced with finesse and mastery.
      • But the Bulldogs' goal-line defence was equally as impressive as their finishing finesse.
      • The greatest of the salonnières governed their gatherings with remarkable skill and finesse, not only pleasing the participants but stimulating the emergence of new ideas.
      • There is an inherently satisfying quality to sharing the gratification of skill, finesse and excitement with a substantial number of individuals.
      • It is a game of skill, finesse and intelligence.
      • What is unique to the art is that one did not use brute strength to overpower an opponent, but rather skill, finesse and flexibility.
      • The firm was successful but better known for engineering expertise than design finesse.
      • The winners are determined through skill, tactics and finesse.
      • She knew it was too heavy to swing with any great skill or finesse, but holding it ready brought her a greater sense of comfort.
      • She performs the hoopla-hoop on freezing ice with dexterity and finesse and is unarguably one of the greatest performers in her chosen field.
      • Those harsh wartime experiences deeply affected her playing - reviewers noted it had lost its polish and finesse - and she resolved to regain it.
      • Lambie had moulded a side of experience and finesse and they were far more impressive than in recent weeks.

    • 1.2(tact)

      diplomacia feminine
      • The elegance of the juxtapositions, presented with utmost tact and finesse, allowed associations to seep into our minds almost unbidden.
      • Although he had irked her so, she had to admit he handled her with such finesse that aroused her admiration.
      • My father carries on talking in this gentle voice, and with the wisdom of hindsight, I can see now that he has prepared for this carefully, and is handling the situation with great finesse and delicacy.
      • The situation will call for the exercise of an exceptional degree of diplomatic finesse.
      • Obviously the clan is upset, and again, if you ask me, I think it's being handled with a certain lack of finesse.
      • Russian nationalism had grown in the 1930s, but had been handled with some finesse.
      • That's the kind of remark that requires finesse, and only someone like Sy could have pulled it off without getting physically hurt.
      • Kumar's diplomatic finesse wins him high marks from the board.
      • If this team had shown even a tiny bit of real diplomatic and tactical finesse during the last three years I might think that's what they were doing.
      • She showed finesse and rosy-faced sophistication.
      • And I learnt from my Parsi connections through marriage that death and sorrow can be handled with so much finesse, so much dignity.
      • When it took control, it promised a global stewardship purring with gravity, finesse and farsightedness.
      • Unfortunately, this message is delivered with such a lack of finesse and tact that it feels like the proverbial sledgehammer is trying to pound the message into the audience.
      • Winning and keeping control of an empire here would require finesse and tact, brutality and astuteness.
      • Handle issues with finesse, and you and the crew could come out closer.

    • 1.3(cunning)

      astucia feminine

  • 2US

    Sport
    to put finesse on the ball darle a la pelota con suavidad
  • 3

    (in bridge)
    impasse masculine
    • To do its job, a test needs to be absolutely fair and rigorous, incapable of being finessed, and externally moderated.
    • Advocates were either unaware of the magnitude of possible complications or had their perception thereof narrowed and/or finessed by ideologically driven a priori beliefs, and so on.
    • It would be unwise for West to lead from either of his 3x suits (not knowing that partner has the aces), and West hopes to take a finesse in cups later.

transitive verb

US

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    she finessed her way to a seat on the board se las ingenió para lograr un puesto en la junta
    • The plain fact is that he should have gone to Shanghai personally to finesse the deal with the car makers.
    • Only a few top players are able to finesse a victory in such a situation.
    • Fob him off with a decent second-string role and he'll play it like a maestro, often finessing the film out from under its star.
    • It takes a measure of artistic fortitude to lovingly depict the ordinary, and ample skill to finesse it into quietly seductive works of art.
    • He's a bedroom wizard, finessing the ragged street sounds of garage and hip hop into sleek, clipped cyber-beats; employing everything from maracas to car alarms in his percussive quest.
    • He took one simple plot and finessed it in very different ways within the chapters and, particularly, between the two halves.