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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Exquisite  \Ex"qui*site\,  n. 
  One  who  manifests  an  exquisite  attention  to  external 
  appearance;  one  who  is  overnice  in  dress  or  ornament;  a  fop; 
  a  dandy. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Exquisite  \Ex"qui*site\,  a.  [L.  exquisitus  p.  p.  of  exquirere 
  to  search  out  ex  out  +  quarere  to  seek,  search.  See 
  {Quest}.] 
  1.  Carefully  selected  or  sought  out  hence  of  distinguishing 
  and  surpassing  quality;  exceedingly  nice;  delightfully 
  excellent;  giving  rare  satisfaction;  as  exquisite 
  workmanship. 
 
  Plate  of  rare  device,  and  jewels  Of  reach  and 
  exquisite  form  --Shak. 
 
  I  have  no  exquisite  reason  for  't,  but  I  have  reason 
  good  enough.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Exceeding;  extreme;  keen;  --  used  in  a  bad  or  a  good 
  sense  as  exquisite  pain  or  pleasure. 
 
  3.  Of  delicate  perception  or  close  and  accurate 
  discrimination;  not  easy  to  satisfy;  exact;  nice; 
  fastidious;  as  exquisite  judgment,  taste,  or  discernment. 
 
  His  books  of  Oriental  languages,  wherein  he  was 
  exquisite.  --Fuller. 
 
  Syn:  Nice;  delicate;  exact;  refined;  choice;  rare  matchless; 
  consummate;  perfect. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  exquisite 
  adj  1:  intense  or  sharp;  "suffered  exquisite  pain";  "felt  exquisite 
  pleasure"  [syn:  {keen}] 
  2:  lavishly  elegant  and  refined  [syn:  {recherche}] 
  3:  of  delicate  composition  and  artistry;  "a  dainty  teacup";  "an 
  exquisite  cameo";  "fine  china  and  crystal"  [syn:  {dainty}, 
  {fine}] 
  4:  of  extreme  beauty;  "her  exquisite  face" 




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