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Definitions of exquisite

  1. of delicate composition and artistry; " a dainty teacup"; " an exquisite cameo"
  2. intense or sharp; " suffered exquisite pain"; " felt exquisite pleasure"
  3. of extreme beauty; " her exquisite face"
  4. lavishly elegant and refined
  5. Exquisitely.
  6. Carefully selected or sought out; hence, of distinguishing and surpassing quality; exceedingly nice; delightfully excellent; giving rare satisfaction; as, exquisite workmanship.
  7. Of delicate perception or close and accurate discrimination; not easy to satisfy; exact; nice; fastidious; as, exquisite judgment, taste, or discernment.
  8. One who manifests an exquisite attention to external appearance; one who is overnice in dress or ornament; a fop; a dandy.
  9. Exceeding; extreme; keen; - used in a bad or a good sense; as, exquisite pain or pleasure.
  10. Refined; delicate; nice; accurate.
  11. Exquisiteness.
  12. Sought out or searched for with care; hence, choice; select; nice; exact; very excellent; complete; as, a vase of exquisite workmanship: nice; accurate; of keen or delicate perception; great discrimination; as, exquisite sensibility, taste, etc.; " A poet of the most unbounded invention and the most exquisite judgment."- Addison: being pleasurable or painful in the highest degree; exceeding; extreme; keen; poignant; as, a painful and exquisite impression on the nerves; " The pleasures of sense are probably relished by beasts in a more exquisite degree than they are by men."- Bp. Atterbury; " The most exquisite of human satisfactions flows from an approving conscience."- J. M. Mason: given to searching out; curious.
  13. A dainty person; fop.
  14. Of rare quality; highly refined; dainty; extreme.
  15. Delicate; refined. delicately beautiful.
  16. Sensitive; fastidious.
  17. Intense.
  18. A dainty person; a fop; dandy.
  19. Choice; select; delicate; highly finished or perfected; very excellent or complete; of keen delicacy of perception or discrimination; acutely pleasurable or painful; very sensibly felt.
  20. One who dresses finically.
  21. Perfect; complete; highly finished; capable of nice or delicate perception; very sensibly felt; nice; delicate; exact; extreme, as pain or pleasure.
  22. One nice or refined in dress; a fop; a dandy.
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Usage examples for exquisite

  1. But no exquisite from your set with his little air- gun ever scared me. – Seven Keys to Baldpate by Earl Derr Biggers
  2. How exquisite they were! – The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  3. " Don't, exquisite child," said his sister, stooping over to recover the loaf, dropped in her haste. – The Story of a Doctor's Telephone--Told by His Wife by Ellen M. Firebaugh
  4. Like exquisite music heard from very far away, it left its thrill of beauty and of wonder, then hid behind the breath of wind that brought it. – A Prisoner in Fairyland by Algernon Blackwood
  5. She had her lovelinesses; her hair was long and fair, her eyes were beautiful, and her skin was of exquisite purity, like her eyes. – The Eagle's Heart by Hamlin Garland
  6. She was deeply impressed with the latter's exquisite beauty. – Grace Harlowe's Second Year at Overton College by Jessie Graham Flower
  7. The American girl is charming, exquisite, a perfect flower- but thin. – What Dreams May Come by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  8. The service is simple, yet exquisite. – Rousseau Volumes I. and II. by John Morley
  9. All that he sees, her eyes make him see again in new and more exquisite lights. – Feminism and Sex-Extinction by Arabella Kenealy
  10. Oh exquisite virtue of circumstance! – Roderick Hudson by Henry James
  11. She has an exquisite nature, an admirable mind. – The Emancipated by George Gissing
  12. What exquisite irony- yet full, too, of the most deadly consequences! – The Adventures of Jimmie Dale by Frank L. Packard
  13. What an exquisite place! – The Man and the Moment by Elinor Glyn
  14. Her nose is small and clever, her mouth very merry, her skin exquisite, though devoid of the blue veins that usually go with so delicate a white, and her hair is a bright, rich gold. – Molly Bawn by Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
  15. What agony it would be to me to see the exquisite Enrica unable to understand me! – The Italians by Frances Elliot
  16. A little is exquisite, and you are led on. – Love and Lucy by Maurice Henry Hewlett
  17. Touched with exquisite pity, Sir Noel arose, drew Ruth gently toward him, and kissed her on the forehead. – Norston's Rest by Ann S. Stephens
  18. I was furious that a fat, coarse creature like that should have such exquisite things. – The Affair at the Semiramis Hotel by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
  19. Then Carrie played, and I knew her exquisite touch would demand instant admiration. – Esther A Book for Girls by Rosa Nouchette Carey
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