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EXQUISITE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does exquisite mean? 

EXQUISITE (adjective)
  The adjective EXQUISITE has 4 senses:

1. intense or sharp
2. lavishly elegant and refined
3. delicately beautiful
4. of extreme beauty

  Familiarity information: EXQUISITE used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


EXQUISITE (adjective)


Sense 1exquisite [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Intense or sharp

Synonyms:

exquisite; keen

Context examples:

suffered exquisite pain / felt exquisite pleasure

Similar:

intense (in an extreme degree)


Sense 2exquisite [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lavishly elegant and refined

Synonyms:

recherche; exquisite

Similar:

elegant (refined and tasteful in appearance or behavior or style)


Sense 3exquisite [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Delicately beautiful

Synonyms:

dainty; exquisite

Context examples:

a dainty teacup / an exquisite cameo

Similar:

delicate (exquisitely fine and subtle and pleasing; susceptible to injury)


Sense 4exquisite [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of extreme beauty

Context example:

her exquisite face

Similar:

beautiful (delighting the senses or exciting intellectual or emotional admiration)


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