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
    exquisitely fine and subtle and pleasing; susceptible to injury
  2. adjective
    of extreme beauty
    “her exquisite face”
    delighting the senses or exciting intellectual or emotional admiration
  3. adjective
    lavishly elegant and refined
    synonyms: recherche
    refined and tasteful in appearance or behavior or style
  4. adjective
    intense or sharp
    “suffered exquisite pain”
    “felt exquisite pleasure”
    synonyms: keen, searing
    possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree
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