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1. intense or sharp;
- Example: "suffered exquisite pain"
- Example: "felt exquisite pleasure"
[syn: exquisite, keen]

2. lavishly elegant and refined;
[syn: exquisite, recherche]

3. delicately beautiful;
- Example: "a dainty teacup"
- Example: "an exquisite cameo"
[syn: dainty, exquisite]

4. of extreme beauty;
- Example: "her exquisite face"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Exquisite \Ex"qui*site\, a. [L. exquisitus, p. p. of exquirere to search out; ex out + quarere to seek, search. See Quest.] 1. Carefully selected or sought out; hence, of distinguishing and surpassing quality; exceedingly nice; delightfully excellent; giving rare satisfaction; as, exquisite workmanship. [1913 Webster] Plate of rare device, and jewels Of reach and exquisite form. --Shak. [1913 Webster] I have no exquisite reason for 't, but I have reason good enough. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Exceeding; extreme; keen; -- used in a bad or a good sense; as, exquisite pain or pleasure. [1913 Webster] 3. Of delicate perception or close and accurate discrimination; not easy to satisfy; exact; nice; fastidious; as, exquisite judgment, taste, or discernment. [1913 Webster] His books of Oriental languages, wherein he was exquisite. --Fuller. Syn: Nice; delicate; exact; refined; choice; rare; matchless; consummate; perfect. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Exquisite \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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

exquisite adj 1: intense or sharp; "suffered exquisite pain"; "felt exquisite pleasure" [syn: exquisite, keen] 2: lavishly elegant and refined [syn: exquisite, recherche] 3: delicately beautiful; "a dainty teacup"; "an exquisite cameo" [syn: dainty, exquisite] 4: of extreme beauty; "her exquisite face"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

210 Moby Thesaurus words for "exquisite": Beau Brummel, accurate, acute, aesthetic, aesthetically appealing, agreeable, ambrosial, appealing, attentive, attractive, beauteous, beautiful, bewitching, blood, braw, buck, captivating, charming, chic, classy, close, clothes-conscious, conscientious, consummate, correct, cosmopolitan, coxcomb, critical, dainty, dandy, dapper, dashing, delectable, delicat, delicate, delicious, delightful, demanding, detailed, divine, dressed to advantage, dressed to kill, dude, elegant, enchanting, endowed with beauty, engaging, enravishing, enthralling, entrancing, errorless, euphemistic, euphuistic, exact, exacting, excruciating, exigent, extreme, eye-filling, fascinating, faultless, fetching, fine, finical, finicking, finicky, finished, flawless, flowerlike, fop, formalistic, fussy, genteel, gilt-edged, glorious, golden, good, good to eat, good-tasting, goody good-good, goody-goody, graceful, gracile, gustable, gusty, handsome, heart-robbing, heavenly, heavy, immaculate, immense, impeccable, intense, intriguing, inviting, irreproachable, irresistible, jaunty, juicy, keen, likable, lounge lizard, lovely, luscious, lush, luxurious, macaroni, magnificent, marvelous, meticulous, mincing, minute, namby-pamby, narrow, natty, neat, nectareous, nectarous, nice, nifty, nobby, of gourmet quality, overnice, overprecise, overrefined, palatable, particular, pedantic, pleasing, poignant, posh, precieuse, precious, precise, precisian, precisianistic, precisionistic, prepossessing, pretty, pulchritudinous, punctilious, punctual, puristic, rare, ravishing, recherche, refined, religious, rigid, rigorous, ritzy, sapid, savorous, savory, scrumptious, scrupulous, scrutinizing, select, sensational, sensuous, sharp, simpering, sleek, smart, smug, snazzy, soigne, soignee, sophisticated, spiffy, splendid, splendiferous, spruce, sterling, strict, style-conscious, subtle, succulent, super, superb, supereminent, superexcellent, superfine, superior, superlative, swank, swanky, swell, taking, tantalizing, tasty, tempting, terrific, thrilling, titillative, toothsome, transcending, tremendous, tricksy, trig, trim, vivid, voluptuous, well-dressed, well-groomed, winning, winsome, witching, wonderful, yummy