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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.

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 ?
I thought my quest had brought me into a strange old haunted forest, and that I had thrown myself down to rest at the gnarled mossy root of a great oak-tree, while all about me was nought but fantastic shapes and capricious groups of gold-green bole and bough, wondrous alleys ending in mysterious coverts, and green lanes of exquisite turf that seemed to have been laid down in expectation of some milk-white queen or goddess passing that way.
Kuragin is exquisite when he discusses politics- you should see his gravity
What is so exquisite," he thought, as he returned from the Shtcherbatskys', carrying away with him, as he always did, a delicious feeling of purity and freshness, arising partly from the fact that he had not been smoking for a whole evening, and with it a new feeling of tenderness at her love for him--"what is so exquisite is that not a word has been said by me or by her, but we understand each other so well in this unseen language of looks and tones, that this evening more clearly than ever she told me she loves me.
His work is like exquisite modern Latin verse, into the academic shape of which, discreet and coy, comes a sincere, deeply felt consciousness of modern life, of the modern world as it is.
Two or three dozen of us, all of exquisite fineness, were laid upon the counter, myself and two or three more of the better class being kept a little in the back ground, as a skillful general holds his best troops in reserve.
I don't know how to explain myself"--she drew together her troubled brows-- "but it seems as if I'd never before understood with how much that is hard and shabby and base the most exquisite pleasures may be paid.
You gaze and stare and try to understand that it is real, that it is on the earth, that it is not the Garden of Eden--but your brain grows giddy, stupefied by the world of beauty around you, and you half believe you are the dupe of an exquisite dream.