[ik-skwiz-it, ek-skwi-zit] /ɪkˈskwɪz ɪt, ˈɛk skwɪ zɪt/
of special beauty or charm, or rare and appealing excellence, as a face, a flower, coloring, music, or poetry.
extraordinarily fine or admirable; consummate:
intense; acute, or keen, as pleasure or pain.
of rare excellence of production or execution, as works of art or workmanship:
the exquisite statues of the Renaissance.
keenly or delicately sensitive or responsive:
an exquisite ear for music; an exquisite sensibility.
of particular refinement or elegance, as taste, manners, etc., or persons.
carefully sought out, chosen, ascertained, devised, etc.
Archaic. a person, especially a man, who is excessively concerned about clothes, grooming, etc.; dandy; coxcomb.
possessing qualities of unusual delicacy and fine craftsmanship: jewels in an exquisite setting
extremely beautiful and pleasing: an exquisite face
outstanding or excellent: an exquisite victory
sensitive; discriminating: exquisite taste
fastidious and refined
intense or sharp in feeling: exquisite pleasure, exquisite pain
(obsolete) a dandy
early 15c., “carefully selected,” from Latin exquisitus “carefully sought out,” thus, “choice,” from past participle of exquirere “search out thoroughly,” from ex- “out” (see ex-) + quaerere “to seek” (see query (v.)).
Of any thing (good or bad, torture as well as art) brought to a highly wrought condition, sometimes shading into disapproval. A vogue word 15c.-18c., given wide extensions of meaning, none of which survives. The main modern sense of “of consummate and delightful excellence” is first attested 1579, in Lyly’s “Euphues.” Related: Exquisitely; exquisiteness. The noun meaning “a dandy, fop” is from 1819.
exquisite ex·qui·site (ěk’skwĭ-zĭt, ĭk-skwĭz’ĭt)
Extremely intense, keen, or sharp. Used of pain or tenderness.
1. . abbreviation 1. executor executor
adverb, adjective, Stock Exchange. 1. without having the right to subscribe to new issues of stock, the rights being retained by the seller of the stock. Abbreviation: xr.
[eks-sang-gwuh-neyt] /ɛksˈsæŋ gwəˌneɪt/ verb (used with object), exsanguinated, exsanguinating. 1. to drain of blood; make bloodless. verb (used without object), exsanguinated, exsanguinating. 2. to bleed to death. /ɪkˈsæŋɡwɪneɪt/ verb 1. (transitive) (rare) to drain the blood from v. 1849, from Latin exsanguinatus “bloodless,” past participle of exsanguinare, from ex- “out” (see ex-) + sanguinem (nominative […]