- sought out with care; rare; choice; uncommon
- having refinement or studied elegance
- too refined; too studied
Origin of recherchéFr, past participle of rechercher: see research
- Uncommon; rare.
- Exquisite; choice.
- Overrefined; forced.
- Pretentious; overblown.
Origin of rechercheFrench past participle of rechercher to research from Old French recercher ; see research .
(comparative more recherchÃ©, superlative most recherchÃ©)
- Sought out with care; choice. Hence: of rare quality, elegance, or attractiveness; peculiar and refined in kind "” especially with an artificial or pretentious effect.