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exquisite

ex·qui·site

exquisite

 
 
pronunciation:
ihk skwI ziht [or] ek skwih ziht
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part of speech: adjective
definition: very beautiful; made in a lovely or delicate way.
The duchess wore an exquisite diamond necklace.
 
synonyms:
delicate, fine, jewellike, lovely
similar words:
beautiful, charming, classic, dainty, elegant, gorgeous, graceful, perfect, precious, superb
derivations: exquisitely (adv.), exquisiteness (n.)
Word Parts
The word exquisite contains the following part:
-ite1 Latin adjective-forming suffix that means in a state or condition (produced by the action denoted by the verb base)
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The suffix -ite1 attaches to Latin roots, as most English adjectives ending in -ite1 are loanwords from Latin, specifically from past participles of verbs formed with the suffix -itus.