(noun, adjective)


1. intense or sharp

- suffered exquisite pain

- felt exquisite pleasure

Similar word(s): intense, keen

2. lavishly elegant and refined

Similar word(s): elegant, recherche

3. delicately beautiful

- an exquisite cameo

Similar word(s): delicate, dainty

4. of extreme beauty

- her exquisite face

Similar word(s): beautiful

Sentences with exquisite as an adjective:

- They sell good coffee and pastries, but their chocolate is exquisite.

- Sourav Ganguly scored an exquisite century in his debut Test match.

- exquisite pain or pleasure

- exquisite judgment, taste, or discernment


1. (rare) Fop, dandy. [from early 20th c.]