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Definition of Exquisite

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excellent, well made; sharp, intense; delicate, dainty
Exquisite Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
exquisitus
Exquisite Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
One who manifests an exquisite attention to external appearance; one who is overnice in dress or ornament; a fop; a dandy.
  
(a.)
Of delicate perception or close and accurate discrimination; not easy to satisfy; exact; nice; fastidious; as, exquisite judgment, taste, or discernment.
  
(a.)
Exceeding; extreme; keen; -- used in a bad or a good sense; as, exquisite pain or pleasure.
  
(a.)
Carefully selected or sought out; hence, of distinguishing and surpassing quality; exceedingly nice; delightfully excellent; giving rare satisfaction; as, exquisite workmanship.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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exquisite
\ex"qui*site\ (?), a. [l. exquisitus, p. p. of exquirere to search out; ex out + quarere to seek, search. see quest.]
1. carefully selected or sought out; hence, of distinguishing and surpassing quality; exceedingly nice; delightfully excellent; giving rare satisfaction; as, exquisite workmanship. plate of rare device, and jewels of reach and exquisite form. i have no exquisite reason for 't, but i have reason good enough.
2. exceeding; extreme; keen; -- used in a bad or a good sense; as, exquisite pain or pleasure.
3. of delicate perception or close and accurate discrimination; not easy to satisfy; exact; nice; fastidious; as, exquisite judgment, taste, or discernment. his books of oriental languages, wherein he was exquisite.

WordNet 2.0

Adjective
1. intense or sharp; "suffered exquisite pain"; "felt exquisite pleasure"
(synonym) keen
(similar) intense
2. lavishly elegant and refined
(synonym) recherche
(similar) elegant
3. of delicate composition and artistry; "a dainty teacup"; "an exquisite cameo"
(synonym) dainty
(similar) delicate
4. of extreme beauty; "her exquisite face"
(similar) beautiful