AskDefine | Define exquisite

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exquisite adj
1 intense or sharp; "suffered exquisite pain"; "felt exquisite pleasure" [syn: keen]
2 lavishly elegant and refined [syn: recherche]
3 of delicate composition and artistry; "a dainty teacup"; "an exquisite cameo" [syn: dainty]
4 of extreme beauty; "her exquisite face"

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  1. Especially fine or pleasing; exceptional.
    They sell good coffee and pastries, but their chocolate is exquisite.


especially fine

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