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Definitions for exquisite
ɪkˈskwɪz ɪt, ˈɛk skwɪ zɪt; ˈɛk skwɪ zɪt; ɪkˈskwɪz ɪtexquisite

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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.

    Etymology: From exquisitus, perfect passive participle of exquiro.

  2. exquisite(Adjective)

    Especially fine or pleasing; exceptional.

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

    Etymology: From exquisitus, perfect passive participle of exquiro.

  3. exquisite(Adjective)

    Carefully adjusted; precise; accurate; exact.

    Etymology: From exquisitus, perfect passive participle of exquiro.

  4. exquisite(Adjective)

    Recherché; far-fetched; abstruse.

    Etymology: From exquisitus, perfect passive participle of exquiro.

  5. exquisite(Adjective)

    Of special beauty or rare excellence.

    Etymology: 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.]

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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

Examples of exquisite in a Sentence

  1. David Assael:

    Spring is about to spring. Persephone is coming back and the ice is groaning, about to break with the exquisite and deafening roar. It's a time for madness a time for our fangs to come down and our eyes to glaze over so that the beast in us can sing with unmitigated joy. Oh yes, ecstasy, I welcome thee

  2. Ashima:

    There is something exquisite about the combination of coffee's aroma and novel. It satiates mind, body and soul all at once.

  3. Fox News:

    In this case the failures to comply with Brady were exquisite, extraordinary, the judge exercised tremendous patience.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    The birth of a novel invention can only be compared with the creation of a beautiful painting or an exquisite perfume, in my view, It's an amazingly perfect blend of art and science, unexpected, unforeseen, unprecedented and truly divine. Long live the creativity and the spirit of inventiveness!

  5. Oscar Wilde:

    A cigarette is the perfect type of a perfect pleasure. It is exquisite, and it leaves one unsatisfied. What more can one want?

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