recherché

adjective
re·cher·ché | \rə-ˌsher-ˈshā, -ˈsher-ˌshā\

Definition of recherché 

2 : excessively refined : affected

Examples of recherché in a Sentence

a high-end restaurant with a particularly recherché selection of wines

First Known Use of recherché

1689, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for recherché

French, from past participle of rechercher to seek out, alteration of recercher, from Middle French — more at research

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recherché

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English Language Learners Definition of recherché

: unusual and not understood by most people

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