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 for exquisite
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Exquisite \Ex"qui*site\, a. [L. exquisitus, p. p. of exquirere
     to search out; ex out + quarere to seek, search. See
     1. Carefully selected or sought out; hence, of distinguishing
        and surpassing quality; exceedingly nice; delightfully
        excellent; giving rare satisfaction; as, exquisite
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              Plate of rare device, and jewels
              Of reach and exquisite form.          --Shak.
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              I have no exquisite reason for 't, but I have reason
              good enough.                          --Shak.
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     2. Exceeding; extreme; keen; -- used in a bad or a good
        sense; as, exquisite pain or pleasure.
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     3. Of delicate perception or close and accurate
        discrimination; not easy to satisfy; exact; nice;
        fastidious; as, exquisite judgment, taste, or discernment.
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              His books of Oriental languages, wherein he was
              exquisite.                            --Fuller.
     Syn: Nice; delicate; exact; refined; choice; rare; matchless;
          consummate; perfect.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Exquisite \Ex"qui*site\, n.
     One who manifests an exquisite attention to external
     appearance; one who is overnice in dress or ornament; a fop;
     a dandy.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

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

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  210 Moby Thesaurus words for "exquisite":
     Beau Brummel, accurate, acute, aesthetic, aesthetically appealing,
     agreeable, ambrosial, appealing, attentive, attractive, beauteous,
     beautiful, bewitching, blood, braw, buck, captivating, charming,
     chic, classy, close, clothes-conscious, conscientious, consummate,
     correct, cosmopolitan, coxcomb, critical, dainty, dandy, dapper,
     dashing, delectable, delicat, delicate, delicious, delightful,
     demanding, detailed, divine, dressed to advantage, dressed to kill,
     dude, elegant, enchanting, endowed with beauty, engaging,
     enravishing, enthralling, entrancing, errorless, euphemistic,
     euphuistic, exact, exacting, excruciating, exigent, extreme,
     eye-filling, fascinating, faultless, fetching, fine, finical,
     finicking, finicky, finished, flawless, flowerlike, fop,
     formalistic, fussy, genteel, gilt-edged, glorious, golden, good,
     good to eat, good-tasting, goody good-good, goody-goody, graceful,
     gracile, gustable, gusty, handsome, heart-robbing, heavenly, heavy,
     immaculate, immense, impeccable, intense, intriguing, inviting,
     irreproachable, irresistible, jaunty, juicy, keen, likable,
     lounge lizard, lovely, luscious, lush, luxurious, macaroni,
     magnificent, marvelous, meticulous, mincing, minute, namby-pamby,
     narrow, natty, neat, nectareous, nectarous, nice, nifty, nobby,
     of gourmet quality, overnice, overprecise, overrefined, palatable,
     particular, pedantic, pleasing, poignant, posh, precieuse,
     precious, precise, precisian, precisianistic, precisionistic,
     prepossessing, pretty, pulchritudinous, punctilious, punctual,
     puristic, rare, ravishing, recherche, refined, religious, rigid,
     rigorous, ritzy, sapid, savorous, savory, scrumptious, scrupulous,
     scrutinizing, select, sensational, sensuous, sharp, simpering,
     sleek, smart, smug, snazzy, soigne, soignee, sophisticated, spiffy,
     splendid, splendiferous, spruce, sterling, strict, style-conscious,
     subtle, succulent, super, superb, supereminent, superexcellent,
     superfine, superior, superlative, swank, swanky, swell, taking,
     tantalizing, tasty, tempting, terrific, thrilling, titillative,
     toothsome, transcending, tremendous, tricksy, trig, trim, vivid,
     voluptuous, well-dressed, well-groomed, winning, winsome, witching,
     wonderful, yummy

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