ex·qui·site /ɛkˈskwɪzət, ˈɛk(ˌ)/
ex·qui·site /ɪkˈskwɪzət, ɛk-/ 形容詞
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.
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.
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" [syn: dainty]
4: of extreme beauty; "her exquisite face"