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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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Quotes of exquisite

  1. The best translations cannot convey to us the strength and exquisite delicacy of thought in its native garb, and he to whom such books are shut flounders about in outer darkness. – Edwin Booth
  2. In the name of Hippocrates, doctors have invented the most exquisite form of torture ever known to man: survival. – Luis Bunuel
  3. Affliction's sons are brothers in distress; A brother to relieve, how exquisite the bliss! – Robert Burns
  4. But every company of the future is going to be in the business of exquisite care- which means quick turnaround time and convenience. To deliver exquisite care, you need an organization that coordinates well and listens well. – Fernando Flores
  5. Art is beauty, the perpetual invention of detail, the choice of words, the exquisite care of execution. – Theophile Gautier
  6. Some of our most exquisite murders have been domestic, performed with tenderness in simple, homey places like the kitchen table. – Alfred Hitchcock
  7. Science shows us truth and beauty and fills each day with a fresh wonder of the exquisite order which governs our world. – Polykarp Kusch
  8. Books have become our dearest companions, yielding exquisite delights and inspiring lofty aims. – George Henry Lewes
  9. Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy. – Jacques Maritain
  10. I want to lead the Victorian life, surrounded by exquisite clutter. – Freddie Mercury
  11. Poetry is the exquisite expression of exquisite expressions. – Joseph Roux
  12. Steve Martin is such an exquisite and precise writer. Everything is so clear; it's like a bell. He says what he means and says it so beautifully. – Jason Schwartzman
  13. But with exquisite breathing you smile, with satisfaction of love, And I touch you again as you tick in the silence and settle in sleep. – Karl Shapiro
  14. Ice -cream is exquisite what a pity it isn't illegal. – Voltaire

Usage examples for exquisite

  1. A little is exquisite and you are led on. – Love and Lucy by Maurice Henry Hewlett
  2. The service is simple, yet exquisite – Rousseau Volumes I. and II. by John Morley
  3. How exquisite they were! – The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  4. All that he sees, her eyes make him see again in new and more exquisite lights. – Feminism and Sex-Extinction by Arabella Kenealy
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Her sympathy with nature was exquisite – Night and Day by Virginia Woolf
  9. " 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
  10. What exquisite irony- yet full, too, of the most deadly consequences! – The Adventures of Jimmie Dale by Frank L. Packard
  11. 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
  12. She has an exquisite nature, an admirable mind. – The Emancipated by George Gissing
  13. The American girl is charming, exquisite a perfect flower- but thin. – What Dreams May Come by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  14. Oh exquisite virtue of circumstance! – Roderick Hudson by Henry James
  15. Then Carrie played, and I knew her exquisite touch would demand instant admiration. – Esther A Book for Girls by Rosa Nouchette Carey
  16. What an exquisite place! – The Man and the Moment by Elinor Glyn
  17. But no exquisite from your set with his little air- gun ever scared me. – Seven Keys to Baldpate by Earl Derr Biggers
  18. She was deeply impressed with the latter's exquisite beauty. – Grace Harlowe's Second Year at Overton College by Jessie Graham Flower
  19. What agony it would be to me to see the exquisite Enrica unable to understand me! – The Italians by Frances Elliot
  20. 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