exquisite




Use exquisite to mean finely or delicately made or done. When you say someone has exquisite taste, you mean that they are able to make fine distinctions.

Exquisite describes something that is lovely, beautiful, or excellent. Exquisite pain or agony is very sharp and intense. Exquisite is from Middle English exquisit, from Latin exquisitus, from exquirere “to search out.”

Definitions of exquisite
  1. adjective

    delicately beautiful

    “an
    exquisite cameo”
    synonyms:
    dainty

    delicate

    exquisitely fine and subtle and pleasing; susceptible to injury
  2. adjective

    of extreme beauty

    “her
    exquisite face”
    Synonyms:

    beautiful

    delighting the senses or exciting intellectual or emotional admiration
  3. adjective

    lavishly elegant and refined

    synonyms:
    recherche

    elegant

    refined and tasteful in appearance or behavior or style
  4. adjective

    intense or sharp

    “suffered
    exquisite pain”
    “felt
    exquisite pleasure”
    synonyms:
    keen

    intense

    possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree

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