- The definition of exquisite is someone or something that is beautiful, delicate or of the highest quality.
- An example of exquisite is antique lace.
- An example of exquisite is a hand blown glass vase.
exquisite definition by Webster's New World
- carefully done or elaborately made: an exquisite design
- very beautiful or lovely, esp. in a delicate or carefully wrought way: exquisite lace
- of highest quality; consummate: exquisite technique
- highly sensitive; keenly discriminating; fastidious: an exquisite ear for music
- sharply intense; keen: exquisite pain
Origin: Middle English carefully sought out ; from Classical Latin exquisitus, past participle of exquirere, to search out ; from ex-, out plush quaerere, to ask
exquisite definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Characterized by intricate and beautiful design or execution: an exquisite chalice.
- Of such beauty or delicacy as to arouse intense delight: an exquisite sunset. See Synonyms at delicate.
- Excellent; flawless: plays the piano with exquisite technique.
- Acutely perceptive or discriminating: “Blind dolphins have been known to survive in the wild, guided by exquisite acoustic images of their prey” (Kenneth Browser).
- Intense; keen: suffered exquisite pain.
- Obsolete Ingeniously devised or thought out.
Origin: Middle English exquisit, carefully chosen, from Latin exquīsītus, past participle of exquīrere, to search out : ex-, ex- + quaerere, to seek.
- exˈqui·site·ly adverb
- exˈqui·site·ness noun
exquisite - Medical Definition