Definitions for: Exquisite

[adj] of extreme beauty; "her exquisite face"
[adj] of delicate composition and artistry; "a dainty teacup"; "an exquisite cameo"
[adj] lavishly elegant and refined
[adj] intense or sharp; "suffered exquisite pain"; "felt exquisite pleasure"

Webster (1913) Definition: Ex"qui*site, a. [L. exquisitus, p. p. of exquirere
to search out; ex out + quarere to seek, search. See
1. Carefully selected or sought out; hence, of distinguishing
and surpassing quality; exceedingly nice; delightfully
excellent; giving rare satisfaction; as, exquisite

Plate of rare device, and jewels Of reach and
exquisite form. --Shak.

I have no exquisite reason for 't, but I have reason
good enough. --Shak.

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. --Fuller.

Syn: Nice; delicate; exact; refined; choice; rare; matchless;
consummate; perfect.

Ex"qui*site, n.
One who manifests an exquisite attention to external
appearance; one who is overnice in dress or ornament; a fop;
a dandy.

Synonyms: beautiful, dainty, delicate, elegant, intense, keen, recherche

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