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English definition of “exquisite”

exquisite

adjective uk   /ɪkˈskwɪz.ɪt/ us  

exquisite adjective (BEAUTIFUL)

C2 very beautiful and delicate: an exquisite piece of china Look at this exquisite painting She has exquisite taste.AttractiveSexual attractionSmart and elegant

exquisite adjective (SHARP)

literary describes feelings such as pleasure or pain that are extremely strong, or qualities that are extremely good; great: exquisite joy The pain was quite exquisite. a vase of exquisite workmanship A good comedian needs to have an exquisite sense of timing.Physically strong and powerful
exquisitely
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
Their house is exquisitely (= beautifully) furnished. an exquisitely painful diseaseAttractiveSexual attractionSmart and elegantPhysically strong and powerful
exquisiteness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
Power and intensityEnergy, force and power
(Definition of exquisite from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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