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exquisite (adj.)

early 15c., "carefully selected," from Latin exquisitus "choice," literally "carefully sought out," from past participle stem of exquirere "search out thoroughly," from ex "out" (see ex-) + quaerere "to seek" (see query (v.)).

Originally in English of any thing (good or bad, torture and diseases as well as art) brought to a highly wrought condition, sometimes shading into disapproval. The main modern meaning, "of consummate and delightful excellence" is first attested 1579, in Lyly's "Euphues." Related: Exquisitely; exquisiteness. The noun meaning "a dandy, fop" is from 1819. Bailey's Dictionary (1727) has exquisitous "not natural, but procured by art."

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Definitions of exquisite

exquisite (adj.)
intense or sharp;
suffered exquisite pain
felt exquisite pleasure
Synonyms: keen
exquisite (adj.)
lavishly elegant and refined;
Synonyms: recherche
exquisite (adj.)
delicately beautiful;
an exquisite cameo
Synonyms: dainty
exquisite (adj.)
of extreme beauty;
her exquisite face
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