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

adj delicately beautiful

“an exquisite cameo”
Synonyms:
dainty
delicate
exquisitely fine and subtle and pleasing; susceptible to injury

adj of extreme beauty

“her exquisite face”
Synonyms
beautiful
delighting the senses or exciting intellectual or emotional admiration

adj lavishly elegant and refined

Synonyms:
recherche
elegant
refined and tasteful in appearance or behavior or style

adj 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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