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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. Luis Buñuel:

    In the name of Hippocrates, doctors have invented the most exquisite form of torture ever known to man: survival.

  2. 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

  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. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    The most favorite perfume, for gentlemen and ladies alike, has been the "New Car Perfume" by far. Interestingly this new-car-like-smell is nothing but the floating volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in your new car, which aren't good at all for either the humans or the environment. I often think that the best fragrance must be Petrichor, the exquisite earthy smell that often permeates in the air, right after the first intimate union of fresh and purest rain drops with hot and awaiting thirsty ground. No fragrance can ever match the attractive and seductive scent of Petrichor, in my view.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    I sometimes wonder that life can probably be compared best to a Rose Garden. Some writers like to do so in their efforts to romanticize life. Often as we walk through the rose garden, we become refreshed and rejuvenated by the warm, pleasant and sensuous breeze that carries captivating exquisite fragrance of beautiful roses. Life seems so remarkably wonderful at that very moment. Then on some occasions as we walk through the same rose garden, the sight of dried rose bushes with wilted flowers, dried rose petals and heaps of dead leaves all around saddens us deep inside. The cold callous currents of strong wind make us shiver, with the shocking harsh reality about the uncertainty of life. Oh, life can be so awesome and beautiful at times, and yet so cold and cruel on occasions. Such is the duality of life that reverberates and resonates in sync with the Rose Garden!

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