Definitions: (1) extreme delicacy or subtlety in performance, skill, or discrimination; (2) smooth and tactful <as in handling a sticky situation>; (3) artful strategy, cunning

Synonyms: adroit, crafty 

Compatible Quality: sensitive

• To live means to finesse the processes to which one is subjugated. — Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht (1898–1956) German playwright & poet
• Our lives are largely made up of a series of mundane moments, but those little moments are often the finesse that shapes our entire existence; it’s not necessarily the big, dramatic events, although they do, too, of course. — Andrew Haigh (1973-) British filmmaker