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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fi-ness]
    • /fɪˈnɛss/
    • /fɪˈnes/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fi-ness]
    • /fɪˈnɛss/

Definitions of finessed word

  • noun finessed extreme delicacy or subtlety in action, performance, skill, discrimination, taste, etc. 1
  • noun finessed skill in handling a difficult or highly sensitive situation; adroit and artful management: exceptional diplomatic finesse. 1
  • noun finessed a trick, artifice, or stratagem. 1
  • noun finessed Bridge, Whist. an attempt to win a trick with a card while holding a higher card not in sequence with it, in the hope that the card or cards between will not be played. 1
  • verb without object finessed to use finesse or artifice. 1
  • verb without object finessed to make a finesse at cards. 1

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Origin of finessed

First appearance:

before 1400
One of the 24% oldest English words
1400-50; late Middle English: degree of excellence or purity < Middle French < Vulgar Latin *fīnitia. See fine1, -ice

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Parts of speech for Finessed


finessed popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 84% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

finessed usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for finessed

adjective finessed

  • cheated — to defraud; swindle: He cheated her out of her inheritance.

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