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ex·quis·ite

 (ĭk-skwĭz′ĭt, ĕk′skwĭ-zĭt)
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.
Usage Note: The traditional pronunciation of exquisite has stress on the first syllable (ĕk′skwĭ-zĭt), rhyming roughly with requisite. Although the pronunciation with stress on the second syllable—(ĭk-skwĭz′ĭt), rhyming roughly with exhibit—is newer, it was preferred by 64 percent of the Usage Panel in the 2011 survey.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.exquisitely - in a delicate manner; "finely shaped features"; "her fine drawn body"
Translations
بصورة رائِعه، بِتَألُق
elegantudsøgt
snilldarlega; á fágaîan hátt
güzel bir şekilde

exquisitely

[eksˈkwɪzɪtlɪ] ADV
1. (= tastefully) [embroidered, decorated, dressed] → con un gusto exquisito; (= skilfully) [made, carved] → de forma exquisita
an exquisitely carved figure of an angeluna figura de un ángel tallada de forma exquisita
her dress was exquisitely detailedsu vestido tenía unos detalles exquisitos
2. (as intensifier) exquisitely beautiful/delicatede una belleza/delicadeza exquisita
exquisitely painfulsumamente doloroso

exquisitely

[ɪkˈskwɪzɪtli] adv
(= finely) [crafted, dressed] → avec un grand raffinement
(= extremely) [refined, polite, beautiful] → extrêmementex-serviceman [ˌɛksˈsɜːrvɪsmən] nancien combattant m

exquisitely

adv
(= beautifully, delightfully) dressausgesucht, erlesen; carved, crafted, madeaufs kunstvollste or Kunstvollste; decoratemit erlesenem Geschmack; exquisitely detailedaufs feinste or Feinste detailliert; she danced exquisitelysie tanzte ganz hervorragend; it was exquisitely timedder Zeitpunkt war hervorragend gewählt; exquisitely beautifulbezaubernd schön; exquisitely elegantvon exquisiter Eleganz
(= intensely, extremely) sensitive, delicateüberaus, außerordentlich; painful, funnyköstlich; politeausgesucht

exquisitely

[ɪksˈkwɪzɪtlɪ] adv
a. (paint, embroider) → squisitamente; (dress) → in modo raffinato
b. (extremely) → estremamente

exquisite

(ˈekskwizit) , (iksˈkwizit) adjective
very beautiful or skilful. exquisite embroidery.
ˈexquisitely adverb
References in classic literature ?
Haidee was reclining upon soft downy cushions, covered with blue satin spotted with silver; her head, supported by one of her exquisitely moulded arms, rested on the divan immediately behind her, while the other was employed in adjusting to her lips the coral tube of a rich narghile, through whose flexible pipe she drew the smoke fragrant by its passage through perfumed water.
He thought the city of the ancient Romans a little vulgar, finding distinction only in the decadence of the Empire; but the Rome of the Popes appealed to his sympathy, and in his chosen words, quite exquisitely, there appeared a rococo beauty.
Prince Andrew was one of the best dancers of his day and Natasha danced exquisitely.
A little girl, radiant and beautiful, shapely as a fairy and exquisitely dressed, was dancing gracefully in the middle of the lonely road, whirling slowly this way and that, her dainty feet twinkling in sprightly fashion.
The ceilings were composed of great arches that rose far above her head, and all the walls and floors were of polished marble exquisitely tinted in many colors.
That passion which had formerly been so exquisitely delicious, became now a scorpion in her bosom.
But even in that display there was something exquisitely delicate.
How nice that would be to him, but oh, how exquisitely delicious it would be to her.
In no living thing are the lines of beauty more exquisitely defined than in the crescentic borders of these flukes.
Never had his gold been so golden, his azure so dazzlingly clear and deep as on this particular May morning; while his fancy simply ran riot in the marginal decorations of woodland and spinney, quaint embroidered flowers and copses full of exquisitely painted and wonderfully trained birds of song.
Her face was decidedly handsome, and her person exquisitely proportioned.
I soon became quite an accomplished hand at making tappa--could braid a grass sling as well as the best of them--and once, with my knife, carved the handle of a javelin so exquisitely, that I have no doubt, to this day, Karnoonoo, its owner, preserves it as a surprising specimen of my skill.