extreme delicacy or subtlety in action, performance, skill, discrimination, taste, etc.
skill in handling a difficult or highly sensitive situation; adroit and artful management:
exceptional diplomatic finesse.
a trick, artifice, or stratagem.
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.
1400–50; late Middle English:
degree of excellence or purity < Middle French
< Vulgar Latin *fīnitia.
tact, diplomacy, savoir faire, circumspection, sensitivity, sensibility.