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ex·qui·site

 (ĕk′skwĭ-zĭt, ĭk-skwĭz′ĭt)
adj.
1.
a. Characterized by highly skilled or intricate art; excellently made or formed: an exquisite gold chalice.
b. Extremely or delightfully beautiful: the exquisite colors of a sunset.
2. Excellent or outstanding, especially by exhibiting or appealing to refined taste: "A guy who knew all the jazz spots and had an exquisite collection of old 78s" (Shirley Abbott).
3. Extremely subtle or precise: an image rendered in exquisite detail.
4. Intense; keen: exquisite delight; suffered exquisite pain.
5. Obsolete Ingeniously devised or thought out.
n.
One who is excessively fastidious in dress, manners, or taste.

[Middle English exquisit, carefully chosen, from Latin exquīsītus, past participle of exquīrere, to search out : ex-, ex- + quaerere, to seek.]

ex′qui·site·ly adv.
ex′qui·site·ness n.
Synonyms: exquisite, delicate, elegant, fine1
These adjectives mean appealing to refined taste: an exquisite wine; a delicate flavor; elegant handwriting; the finest embroidery.

exquisite

(ɪkˈskwɪzɪt; ˈɛkskwɪzɪt)
adj
1. possessing qualities of unusual delicacy and fine craftsmanship: jewels in an exquisite setting.
2. extremely beautiful and pleasing: an exquisite face.
3. outstanding or excellent: an exquisite victory.
4. sensitive; discriminating: exquisite taste.
5. fastidious and refined
6. intense or sharp in feeling: exquisite pleasure; exquisite pain.
n
obsolete a dandy
[C15: from Latin exquīsītus excellent, from exquīrere to search out, from quaerere to seek]
exˈquisitely adv
exˈquisiteness n

ex•quis•ite

(ɪkˈskwɪz ɪt, ˈɛk skwɪ zɪt)

adj.
1. of special beauty or charm or rare and appealing excellence: exquisite flowers.
2. extraordinarily fine: exquisite weather.
3. intense; acute: exquisite pain.
4. of rare excellence of execution: exquisite jewelry.
5. keenly or delicately sensitive or responsive: an exquisite ear for music.
6. of particular refinement or elegance: exquisite manners.
7. carefully sought out, chosen, or made: exquisite distinctions.
n.
8. a person of fastidious standards in dress and grooming; dandy.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin exquīsītus meticulous, chosen with care, orig. past participle of exquīrere to ask about, examine =ex- ex-1 + -quīrere, comb. form of quaerere to seek]
ex•quis′ite•ly, adv.
ex•quis′ite•ness, n.
syn: See delicate.
pron: The pronunciation of exquisite has undergone a rapid change from (ˈɛk skwɪ zɪt) to (ɪkˈskwɪz ɪt) While the newer pronunciation is criticized by some, it is now more common in both the U.S. and England, and many younger educated speakers are not even aware of the older one. See also harass.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.exquisite - intense or sharp; "suffered exquisite pain"; "felt exquisite pleasure"
intense - possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree; "intense heat"; "intense anxiety"; "intense desire"; "intense emotion"; "the skunk's intense acrid odor"; "intense pain"; "enemy fire was intense"
2.exquisite - lavishly elegant and refined
elegant - refined and tasteful in appearance or behavior or style; "elegant handwriting"; "an elegant dark suit"; "she was elegant to her fingertips"; "small churches with elegant white spires"; "an elegant mathematical solution--simple and precise and lucid"
3.exquisite - delicately beautiful; "a dainty teacup"; "an exquisite cameo"
delicate - exquisitely fine and subtle and pleasing; susceptible to injury; "a delicate violin passage"; "delicate china"; "a delicate flavor"; "the delicate wing of a butterfly"
4.exquisite - of extreme beauty; "her exquisite face"
beautiful - delighting the senses or exciting intellectual or emotional admiration; "a beautiful child"; "beautiful country"; "a beautiful painting"; "a beautiful theory"; "a beautiful party"

exquisite

adjective
2. fine, beautiful, lovely, elegant, precious, delicate, dainty The natives brought exquisite beadwork to sell.
3. intense, acute, severe, sharp, keen, extreme, piercing, poignant, excruciating His words gave her exquisite pain.
5. excellent, fine, outstanding, superb, choice, perfect, select, delicious, divine, splendid, admirable, consummate, flawless, superlative, incomparable, peerless, matchless The hotel features friendly staff and exquisite cuisine.
excellent flawed, imperfect

exquisite

adjective
1. Appealing to refined taste:
2. Of such tasteful beauty as to elicit admiration:
Translations
رائِع، مُتألِّق
elegantudsøgt
frábær, snilldar-
izmeklētsizsmalcināts
izvrsten

exquisite

[eksˈkwɪzɪt] ADJ
1. [craftmanship, food, manners] → exquisito; [object, ornament] (= beautiful) → de una belleza exquisita; (= tasteful) → de un gusto exquisito
a woman of exquisite beautyuna mujer de una belleza exquisita
he has exquisite tastetiene un gusto exquisito
in exquisite detailcon una atención exquisita a los detalles
2. (= keen) [pleasure, irony] → exquisito; [joy, pain] → muy intenso

exquisite

[ɪkˈskwɪzɪt] adj
(= very fine) → d'un grand raffinement
(= extreme) [pleasure, care] → extrême

exquisite

adj
(= very fine) object, ornament, jewellery, eleganceexquisit, erlesen; food, wine, humourexquisit, köstlich; craftsmanship, painting, sculpturevorzüglich, erlesen; face, features, building, town, viewbezaubernd; manners, tasteausgesucht, erlesen; tact, politenessfeinste(r, s); in exquisite detailim allerfeinsten Detail
(= intense) pleasure, pain, ironyköstlich; reliefüberwältigend; with exquisite caremit größter Sorgfalt

exquisite

[ɪksˈkwɪzɪt] adj (gen) → squisito/a; (manners, sensibility, charm) → raffinato/a; (sense of humour) → sottile; (pain) → acuto/a; (joy, pleasure) → vivo/a

exquisite

(ˈekskwizit) , (iksˈkwizit) adjective
very beautiful or skilful. exquisite embroidery.
ˈexquisitely adverb
References in classic literature ?
Hugo, getting thirsty after a long warble, drinks it, loses his wits, and after a good deal of clutching and stamping, falls flat and dies, while Hagar informs him what she has done in a song of exquisite power and melody.
Just to touch the folds of the soiled gingham dress would, he de- cided, be an exquisite pleasure.
Never were hands more exquisite than hers, and it was a joy to look at them when she threaded her needle or adjusted her gold thimble to her taper middle finger as she sewed away on the little night-drawers or fashioned a bodice or a bib.
It could be seen, however, that her person, though molded with the same exquisite proportions, of which none of the graces were lost by the traveling dress she wore, was rather fuller and more mature than that of her companion.
It was the better to be discerned, by this exterior type, how worn and old were the soul's more immediate garments; that form and countenance, the beauty and grace of which had almost transcended the skill of the most exquisite of artists.
She had in her nature a rich, voluptuous, Oriental characteristic -- a taste for the gorgeously beautiful, which, save in the exquisite productions of her needle, found nothing else, in all the possibilities of her life, to exercise itself upon.
And Sam and Andy laid their heads back on their shoulders, and broke into a low, immoderate laugh, snapping their fingers and flourishing their heels with exquisite delight.
I was in a railed compartment with eight or ten strangers, of the two sexes, and this compelled repression; yet at times the pain was so exquisite that I could hardly keep the tears back.
He brought home with him a suit of clothes of such exquisite style and cut in fashion-- Eastern fashion, city fashion--that it filled everybody with anguish and was regarded as a peculiarly wanton affront.
What an exquisite possession a good picture of her would be
His pleasure in music, though it amounted not to that ecstatic delight which alone could sympathize with her own, was estimable when contrasted against the horrible insensibility of the others; and she was reasonable enough to allow that a man of five and thirty might well have outlived all acuteness of feeling and every exquisite power of enjoyment.
Little girl, a memory without blot or contamination must be an exquisite treasure--an inexhaustible source of pure refreshment: is it not?