exquisite Meaning, Definition & Usage
adjective satellite intense or sharp
- suffered exquisite pain
- felt exquisite pleasure
adjective satellite lavishly elegant and refined
adjective satellite delicately beautiful
- a dainty teacup
- an exquisite cameo
adjective satellite of extreme beauty
, p.p. of exquirere
to search out; ex
out + quarere
to seek, search. See Quest
- 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.
- Exceeding; extreme; keen; -- used in a bad or a good sense; as, exquisite pain or pleasure.
- 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.
Syn. -- Nice; delicate; exact; refined; choice; rare; matchless; consummate; perfect.
- One who manifests an exquisite attention to external appearance; one who is overnice in dress or ornament; a fop; a dandy.
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