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"exquisite" in British English

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exquisiteadjective

uk   us   /ɪkˈskwɪz.ɪt/

exquisite adjective (BEAUTIFUL)

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

exquisite adjective (SHARP)

literary used to ​describefeelings such as ​pleasure or ​pain that are ​extremelystrong, or ​qualities that are ​extremely good; ​great: exquisite ​joy The ​pain was ​quite exquisite. a ​vase of exquisite ​workmanship A good ​comedianneeds to have an exquisite ​sense of ​timing.
exquisitely
adverb uk   us   /-li/
Their ​house is exquisitely (= ​beautifully)furnished. an exquisitely ​painfuldisease
exquisiteness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
(Definition of exquisite from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"exquisite" in American English

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exquisiteadjective

 us   /ɪkˈskwɪz·ɪt, ˈek·skwɪz·ɪt/
especiallybeautiful or ​admirable: exquisite Chinese ​embroideries the most exquisite ​Frenchcuisine
exquisitely
adverb [not gradable]  us   /ɪkˈskwɪz·ɪt·li, ˈek·skwɪz-/
Their ​house is exquisitely ​furnished.
(Definition of exquisite from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “exquisite”
in Korean 우아한…
in Arabic فَاتِن…
in Malaysian sangat indah…
in French exquis…
in Russian изысканный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 美麗的, 精美的, 精緻的…
in Italian squisito, mirabile…
in Turkish harika, enfes…
in Polish przepiękny, wykwintny…
in Spanish exquisito…
in Vietnamese tinh xảo…
in Portuguese primoroso, requintado…
in Thai สวยงาม…
in German ausgezeichnet…
in Catalan exquisit…
in Japanese 絶妙な, この上なく美しい…
in Chinese (Simplified) 美丽的, 精美的, 精致的…
in Indonesian indah sekali, halus…
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