WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
ex•quis•ite /ɪkˈskwɪzɪt, ˈɛkskwɪzɪt/USA pronunciation adj.  of special beauty and appealing excellence:an exquisite statuette. intense;
acute: exquisite pain.
keenly sensitive or responsive: She had an exquisite ear for music. of particular refinement or elegance: exquisite manners. ex•quis•ite•ly,adv. 
ex•quis•ite•ness,n. [uncountable]See -quis-.

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exquisite /ɪkˈskwɪzɪt; ˈɛkskwɪzɪt/ adj
  1. possessing qualities of unusual delicacy and fine craftsmanship
  2. extremely beautiful and pleasing
  3. outstanding or excellent
  4. sensitive; discriminating
  5. fastidious and refined
  6. intense or sharp in feeling
  1. obsolete a dandy
Etymology: 15th Century: from Latin exquīsītus excellent, from exquīrere to search out, from quaerere to seek

exˈquisitely adv exˈquisiteness n

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