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synonyms for finessing

  • angle
  • bluff
  • exploit
  • jockey
  • play
  • rig
  • wangle
  • beguile
  • finagle
  • operate
  • play games
  • pull strings
  • pull wires
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antonyms for finessing

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  • bobble
  • mishandle
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How to use finessing in a sentence

The cleverer man of the two lost the game by over-finessing.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 68, NO. 421, NOVEMBER 1850VARIOUS
They made for him boldly; there was no need of finessing in his case.
HARVARD STORIESWALDRON KINTZING POST
A right-down good hare Millichip turned out to be; doubling and twisting and finessing, and exasperating the hounds considerably.
JOHNNY LUDLOW, SECOND SERIESMRS. HENRY WOOD
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 CHILDRENCOSMO HAMILTON
Come, Chief Inspector, this finessing with me is highly improper on your part—highly improper.
THE SECRET AGENTJOSEPH CONRAD
To passage hawks, especially haggards, this finessing is the A B C of scientific flying.
THE ART AND PRACTICE OF HAWKINGEDWARD B. MICHELL
That desire was the one real and substantial thing in a somewhat superficial, egotistic, and finessing character.
STELLA FREGELIUSH. RIDER HAGGARD
After some finessing, the Government showed a determination to go on with both bills.
THE HISTORY OF THE GREAT IRISH FAMINE OF 1847 (3RD ED.) (1902)JOHN O'ROURKE
And that shows that you are only a man after all; in spite of your finessing.
THE MARCH FAMILY TRILOGY, COMPLETEWILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS
We hoped very shortly to try again, but considerable finessing was required to get the right sentinels upon the right posts.
THE SECRET SERVICE.ALBERT D. RICHARDSON
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