ex·quis·ite / ekˈskwizit; ˈekskwizit/ • adj. extremely beautiful and, typically, delicate: exquisite portraits. ∎ intensely felt: the most exquisite kind of agony. ∎ highly sensitive or discriminating: her exquisite taste in painting. DERIVATIVES: e·quis·ite·ly adv. ex·quis·ite·ness n. ORIGIN: late Middle English (in the sense ‘carefully ascertained, precise’): from Latin exquisit- ‘sought out,’ from the verb exquirere, from ex- ‘out’ + quaerere ‘seek.’
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