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ex•quis•ite



Pronunciation: (ik-skwiz'it, ek'skwi-zit), [key]
adj.
1. of special beauty or charm, or rare and appealing excellence, as a face, a flower, coloring, music, or poetry.
2. extraordinarily fine or admirable; consummate: exquisite weather.
3. intense; acute, or keen, as pleasure or pain.
4. of rare excellence of production or execution, as works of art or workmanship: the exquisite statues of the Renaissance.
5. keenly or delicately sensitive or responsive: an exquisite ear for music; an exquisite sensibility.
6. of particular refinement or elegance, as taste, manners, etc., or persons.
7. carefully sought out, chosen, ascertained, devised, etc.

n.
Archaic.a person, esp. a man, who is excessively concerned about clothes, grooming, etc.; dandy; coxcomb.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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