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finespun

adjective

1 finespun

Developed with extreme delicacy and subtlety:
— The satire touches with finespun ridicule every kind of human pretense.

synonym: delicate.

Roget 203: narrow, close; slender, thin, fine; thread-like etc. (filament) 205; finespun, gossamer; paper-thin; taper, ... show more

Roget 477: intuitive, instinctive, impulsive; independent of reason, anterior to reason; gratuitous, hazarded; unconnected.    unreasonable, illogical, false, unsound, invalid; unwarranted, ... show more



2 finespun

Developed in excessively fine detail:
— Finespun distinctions.

synonym: hairsplitting.


Moby thesaurus: airy, attenuate, attenuated, boyish, dainty, delicate, diaphanous, diluted, downy, ethereal, filmy, fine, fine-drawn, fine-grained, flimsy, fluffy, frail, fuzzy, gauzy, girlish ... show more.

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