[ UK /ɛkskwˈɪsɪt/ ]
[ US /ˈɛkskwəzət/ ]
  1. delicately beautiful
    a dainty teacup
    an exquisite cameo
  2. intense or sharp
    felt exquisite pleasure
    suffered exquisite pain
  3. of extreme beauty
    her exquisite face
  4. lavishly elegant and refined
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How To Use exquisite In A Sentence

  • His small, exquisitely crafted pictures could look a bit twee.
  • These small exquisitely carved ivory figurines come in an almost limitless variety.
  • These require you to face manipulative individuals, relinquish your rights unfairly or be exquisitely tactful when you'd be justified in blowing up. Times, Sunday Times
  • His young, handsome, tonsured head was exquisitely carved in stone. The pope is coming. Liberals, be glad
  • Authentic Chinese patterns come to life in silk jacquards, prints and exquisite beaded pieces.
  • We are now told, with equal wonder and admiration, that natural selection is the agent of exquisite design.
  • With each soft shadow and sharp crimp exquisitely rendered, the act of painting serves to overwhelm the subject.
  • International Food, cakes and preserves, exquisite craft, homemade sweets and lollies, pre-loved clothes and books and heaps more.
  • At ten to four I was awoken by a blackcap hopping along the tin roof, then striking up the most exquisite warbling, at first utterly solo in the half-light, soon joined by other birds. Wildwood
  • A remarkable part of this exquisite symbiosis is the way the squid keeps the bacterial culture fresh within its light organ.
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