Definition of Exquisite

1. Adjective. Intense or sharp. "Felt exquisite pleasure"

Exact synonyms: Keen
Similar to: Intense



2. Adjective. Lavishly elegant and refined.
Exact synonyms: Recherche
Similar to: Elegant

3. Adjective. Delicately beautiful. "An exquisite cameo"
Exact synonyms: Dainty
Similar to: Delicate
Derivative terms: Daintiness

4. Adjective. Of extreme beauty. "Her exquisite face"
Similar to: Beautiful
Derivative terms: Exquisiteness

Definition of Exquisite

1. a. Carefully selected or sought out; hence, of distinguishing and surpassing quality; exceedingly nice; delightfully excellent; giving rare satisfaction; as, exquisite workmanship.

2. n. One who manifests an exquisite attention to external appearance; one who is overnice in dress or ornament; a fop; a dandy.

Definition of Exquisite

1. Adjective. Especially fine or pleasing; exceptional. ¹

2. Adjective. (obsolete) Carefully adjusted; precise; accurate; exact. ¹

3. Adjective. Recherché; far-fetched; abstruse. ¹

4. Adjective. Of special beauty or rare excellence. ¹

5. Noun. (rare) Fop, dandy. (defdate from early 20th c.) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Exquisite

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Exquisite

1. Extremely intense, keen, sharp; said of pain or tenderness in a part. Origin: L. Exquiro, pp. Exquisitus, to search out (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Exquisite

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1. On the Art of the Theatre by Edward Gordon Craig (1912)
"THE Exquisite AND THE PRECIOUS 0 0 SWINE cannot appreciate pearls. This has at last become a well-known fact, acknowledged by the majority. ..."

2. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1861)
"eleventh century) workmanship, which particularly attracted my attention and admiration, both from the exquisite beauty of the design, and for the variety ..."

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