What does exquisite mean?

Definitions for exquisiteɪkˈskwɪz ɪt, ˈɛk skwɪ zɪt; ˈɛk skwɪ zɪt; ɪkˈskwɪz ɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word exquisite.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. exquisite, keen(adj)

    intense or sharp

    "suffered exquisite pain"; "felt exquisite pleasure"

  2. exquisite, recherche(adj)

    lavishly elegant and refined

  3. dainty, exquisite(adj)

    delicately beautiful

    "a dainty teacup"; "an exquisite cameo"

  4. exquisite(adj)

    of extreme beauty

    "her exquisite face"

Wiktionary

  1. exquisite(Noun)

    Fop, dandy.

  2. exquisite(Adjective)

    Especially fine or pleasing; exceptional.

    They sell good coffee and pastries, but their chocolate is exquisite.

  3. exquisite(Adjective)

    Carefully adjusted; precise; accurate; exact.

  4. exquisite(Adjective)

    Recherchu00E9; far-fetched; abstruse.

  5. exquisite(Adjective)

    Of special beauty or rare excellence.

  6. Origin: From exquisitus, perfect passive participle of exquiro.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exquisite(adj)

    carefully selected or sought out; hence, of distinguishing and surpassing quality; exceedingly nice; delightfully excellent; giving rare satisfaction; as, exquisite workmanship

  2. Exquisite(adj)

    exceeding; extreme; keen; -- used in a bad or a good sense; as, exquisite pain or pleasure

  3. Exquisite(adj)

    of delicate perception or close and accurate discrimination; not easy to satisfy; exact; nice; fastidious; as, exquisite judgment, taste, or discernment

  4. Exquisite(noun)

    one who manifests an exquisite attention to external appearance; one who is overnice in dress or ornament; a fop; a dandy

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Exquisite

    eks′kwi-zit, adj. of superior quality: excellent: of delicate perception or close discrimination: not easily satisfied: fastidious: exceeding, extreme, as pain or pleasure.—n. one exquisitely nice or refined in dress: a fop.—adv. Ex′quisitely.—n. Ex′quisiteness. [L. exquisitusex, out, quærĕre, quæsitum, to seek.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of exquisite in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of exquisite in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jacques Maritain:

    Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.

  2. Joseph Roux:

    Poetry is the exquisite expression of exquisite expressions.

  3. Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji:

    The ceiling of this place is like none other, one of the most exquisite works of architecture, it's hard to look away.

  4. Dawn Carroll:

    Having just been in Italy, I fell in love with the marble streets and sidewalks of Verona, millions of footsteps pound and torture that stone daily, but the abuse creates the exquisite finish.

  5. Sir Martin Archer Shee:

    Dug from the tomb of taste-refining time, Each form is exquisite, each block sublime. Or good, or bad,-disfigur'd, or deprav'd,- All art, is at its resurrection sav'd All crown'd with glory in the critic's heav'n, Each merit magnified, each fault forgiven.

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