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Definition of Exquisite

Exquisite

  1. Carefully selected or sought out; hence, of distinguishing and surpassing quality; exceedingly nice; delightfully excellent; giving rare satisfaction; as, exquisite workmanship.
  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.
  4. One who manifests an exquisite attention to external appearance; one who is overnice in dress or ornament; a fop; a dandy.

Exquisite Quotations

Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
Edgar Allan Poe

Ice-cream is exquisite - what a pity it isn't illegal.
Voltaire

An artist is an artist only because of his exquisite sense of beauty, a sense which shows him intoxicating pleasures, but which at the same time implies and contains an equally exquisite sense of all deformities and all disproportion.
Charles Baudelaire

I want to lead the Victorian life, surrounded by exquisite clutter.
Freddie Mercury
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Exquisite Translations

exquisite in German is auserlesene
exquisite in Latin is exquisitus
exquisite in Spanish is exquisito

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