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exquisite

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1 extreme in degree, power, or effect
  • Jane felt such exquisite anger at being betrayed by a so-called friend that she could hardly think straight.
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3 satisfying or pleasing because of fineness or mildness
  • Waiters at the wedding reception served exquisite hors d'oeuvres from silver trays.
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Synonym Discussion of exquisite

choice, exquisite, elegant, rare, delicate, dainty mean having qualities that appeal to a cultivated taste. choice stresses preeminence in quality or kind.
    • choice fabric
exquisite implies a perfection in workmanship or design that appeals only to very sensitive taste.
    • an exquisite gold bracelet
elegant applies to what is rich and luxurious but restrained by good taste.
    • a sumptuous but elegant dining room
rare suggests an uncommon excellence.
    • rare beauty
delicate implies exquisiteness, subtlety, and fragility.
    • delicate craftsmanship
dainty sometimes carries an additional suggestion of smallness and of appeal to the eye or palate.
    • dainty sandwiches


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