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exquisite

ex·qui·site

exquisite

 
pronunciation:
ihk skwI ziht [or] ek skwih ziht
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of exceptional beauty or charm; delicately or finely made.
The diamond necklace was nothing less than exquisite.
 
synonyms:
delicate, fine, jewellike, lovely
similar words:
beautiful, charming, classic, dainty, elegant, ethereal, gorgeous, gossamer, graceful, matchless, peerless, perfect, precious, refined, stunning, superb
definition 2: keenly felt.
The torture device caused its victims exquisite pain.
synonyms:
intense, keen, profound
similar words:
acute, excruciating, penetrating, piercing, strong
definition 3: keen and discerning.
I've always said you have exquisite taste.
synonyms:
discriminating, fine, refined
similar words:
discerning, keen, perceptive
 
part of speech: noun
definition: one who is excessively concerned or fastidious about appearance, taste, or manners.
similar words:
dandy, fop
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.