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1. Uncommon; rare.
2. Exquisite; choice.
3. Overrefined; forced.
4. Pretentious; overblown.
[French, past participle of rechercher, to research, from Old French recercher; see research.]
recherché(rəˈʃɛəʃeɪ; French rəʃɛrʃe)
1. known only to connoisseurs; choice or rare
2. studiedly refined or elegant
[C18: from French: past participle of rechercher to make a thorough search for; see research]
re•cher•ché(rəˈʃɛər ʃeɪ, rə ʃɛərˈʃeɪ)
1. carefully selected.
2. very rare or choice; exotic.
3. of studied refinement or elegance; affected; pretentious.
[1715–25; < French, past participle of rechercher to search for carefully; see research]
A French word meaning searched out, used to describe something rare, refined, or affected.
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|Adj.||1.||recherche - 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"