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The exquisite truth is to believe in something that maybe you know is a fiction, but you believe in it willingly.
Roberto Benigni

Meaning of "exquisite" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD EXQUISITE

From Latin exquīsītus excellent, from exquīrere to search out, from quaerere to seek.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF EXQUISITE

exquisite  [ɪkˈskwɪzɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF EXQUISITE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Exquisite can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES EXQUISITE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of exquisite in the English dictionary

The first definition of exquisite in the dictionary is possessing qualities of unusual delicacy and fine craftsmanship. Other definition of exquisite is extremely beautiful and pleasing. Exquisite is also outstanding or excellent.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH EXQUISITE


corequisite
kəʊˈrɛkwɪzɪt
isit
ˈɪzɪt
marquessate
ˈmɑːkwɪzɪt
marquisate
ˈmɑːkwɪzɪt
perquisite
ˈpɜːkwɪzɪt
prerequisite
priːˈrɛkwɪzɪt
previsit
priːˈvɪzɪt
requisite
ˈrɛkwɪzɪt
revisit
riːˈvɪzɪt
unrequisite
ʌnˈrekwɪzɪt
visit
ˈvɪzɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE EXQUISITE

expunction
expunge
expunger
expurgate
expurgated
expurgation
expurgator
expurgatorial
expurgatory
expurge
exquisitely
exquisiteness
exr
exsanguinate
exsanguination
exsanguine
exsanguineous
exsanguinity
exsanguinous
exscind

WORDS THAT END LIKE EXQUISITE

composite
construction site
crocoisite
fansite
heritage site
homesite
internet site
Leavisite
lewisite
microsite
multisite
off-site
on-site
opposite
parasite
site
social networking site
visite
website
zoisite

Synonyms and antonyms of exquisite in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «EXQUISITE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «exquisite» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of exquisite

Translation of «exquisite» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF EXQUISITE

Find out the translation of exquisite to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of exquisite from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «exquisite» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

精美的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

exquisito
570 millions of speakers

English

exquisite
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

उत्तम
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

رائعة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

изысканный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

requintado
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সূক্ষ্ম
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

exquis
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Indah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

vorzüglich
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

非常にすばらしい
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

아주 아름다운
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Apik banget
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tinh tế
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அழகிய
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अति सुंदर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

nefis
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

squisito
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wykwintne
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

вишуканий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

rafinat
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

εξαίσια
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

pragtige
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

utsökt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

utsøkte
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of exquisite

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «EXQUISITE»

The term «exquisite» is very widely used and occupies the 12.591 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «EXQUISITE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «exquisite» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «exquisite» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about exquisite

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10 QUOTES WITH «EXQUISITE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word exquisite.
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Lynn Abbey
Short-story writing requires an exquisite sense of balance. Novelists, frankly, can get away with more. A novel can have a dull spot or two, because the reader has made a different commitment.
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Vidya Balan
A painter once told me that I'm like the Khajuraho, which you see once but which remains with you forever. I thought that was exquisite.
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Roberto Benigni
The exquisite truth is to believe in something that maybe you know is a fiction, but you believe in it willingly.
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Edwin Booth
The best translations cannot convey to us the strength and exquisite delicacy of thought in its native garb, and he to whom such books are shut flounders about in outer darkness.
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Luis Bunuel
In the name of Hippocrates, doctors have invented the most exquisite form of torture ever known to man: survival.
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Robert Burns
Affliction's sons are brothers in distress; A brother to relieve, how exquisite the bliss!
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John Cleese
Don't let anyone tell you what you ought to like... Some wines that some experts think are absolutely exquisite don't appeal to me at all.
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David B. Coe
Guy Gavriel Kay's 'Tigana' is, in my opinion, one of the best, if not the best fantasy novel ever written. It's beautifully written, the characters are unforgettable, the worldbuilding is exquisite.
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Stanley Crouch
Louis Armstrong, who learned to be in exquisite dress, came from the bottom, and he's not a trash can.
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Britt Ekland
I used to collect vintage clothing - exquisite lace dresses, embroidered shawls and ornate jewelry - but that's just not me any more.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «EXQUISITE»

Discover the use of exquisite in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to exquisite and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Exquisite Corpse
Exquisite Corpse confirms Brite as a writer who defies categorization. It is a novel for those who dare trespass where the sacred and profane become one.
Poppy Z. Brite, 1997
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Exquisite Corpse: Writing on Buildings
Sorkin's interventions range from the development scandals of New York where 'skyscrapers stand at the intersection between grid and greed', through the deconstructivist architectural culture of Los Angeles, to the work and ideas of ...
Michael Sorkin, 1991
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A Pirate Of Exquisite Mind: The Life Of William Dampier
Dampier was the first to map the winds and currents of the world's oceans; led the first recorded party of Englishmen to set foot on Australia - 80 years before Cook; wrote about Galapagos wildlife 150 years before Darwin, who drew on ...
Diana Preston, Michael Preston, 2010
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The Exquisite Risk: Daring to Live an Authentic Life
In the spirit of works by Deepak Chopra and Ram Dass, The Exquisite Risk unfolds in chapters like “The Struggle to Be Real,” “There Are Teachers Everywhere,” “The Rhythm of Kindness,” and “The Gift of Surprise,” offering ...
Mark Nepo, 2007
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Exquisite Desire: Religion, the Erotic, and the Song of Songs
An examination of the erotic ideal in ancient IsraelThis provocative work investigates the character of the erotic in writings from ancient Israel and how the erotic is connected to the experience of the divine.
Carey Walsh
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Exquisite Pain
In "Exquisite Pain, Calle turns her attention to a life changing experience from her own past. This book is a visual record of the time in 1985 when a lover failed to meet Calle as promised in a hotel in New Delhi. Calle was devastated.
Sophie Calle, 2005
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Surrealist Collage in Text and Image: Dissecting the ...
A new analysis of Surrealist collage in France, leading to a radical reassessment of Surrealism.
Elza Adamowicz, 1998
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Chinese Painting Techniques for Exquisite Watercolors
Author and artist Lian Quan Zhen shows you how, providing you with the clear, practical instruction you need to master every element of this intriguing style - from holding a bamboo brush to applying Chinese composition techniques.
Lian Quan Zhen, 2011
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Encyclopedia of the Exquisite: An Anecdotal History of ...
An anecdotal lifestyle guide for fans of French and English culture shares tips for inexpensively enjoying everything from travel and fashion to gardening and dining, in a reference inspired by 16th-century exotic encyclopedias that ...
Jessica Kerwin Jenkins, 2010
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Exquisite Weddings
Exquisite Weddings is a publication that understands a wedding should be as unforgettably unique as the couple getting married.

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «EXQUISITE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term exquisite is used in the context of the following news items.
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Kadambamala, an expo of exquisite products
Sarees, colourful cloth bags and a variety of exquisite handmade products were showcased at the expo. The stall of Hyderabad-based small ... «The Hans India, Jul 15»
2
Get exquisite designer wear at affordable price
New Delhi: Prêt-à-porter outfits from Ankur and Priyanka Modi, Pallavi Mohan and many more ace couturiers are now easily available at ... «Newsx, Jul 15»
3
David Villa Shows He's Still Got It with Exquisite Free-Kick for NYCFC
2010 World Cup winner David Villa showed he hasn't lost any of the ruthlessness that has brought him over 250 career goals with an ... «Bleacher Report, Jul 15»
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Cindy Jutras and the exquisite art of solving for gender inequality
Cindy Jutras and the exquisite art of solving for gender inequality. July 6, 2015 By Den Howlett 3. SUMMARY: Much is written about gender inequality yet little is ... «Diginomica, Jul 15»
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Joseph Cornell: Wanderlust review – exquisite curiosities
So exquisite and simple, it heralds the childlike appeal of everything that follows. Cornell's first dealer – for all the tales of his untrained naivety ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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The Exquisite Sound of the Moment
There is a sound associated with total inner stillness, although inaudible, and to me that sound is exquisite. Often when I enter that stillness a ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
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Butterflies and neighbors come together in exquisite children's book
It is an exquisite poster depicting plants that butterflies like: Joe-Pye Weed, anise hyssop, lantana, aster, zinnia, buddleia, purple coneflower, ... «NJ.com, Jul 15»
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Millionaire puts up Europe's most exquisite car collection up for sale …
Danish millionaire Henrik Frederiksen is offering his exquisite private car collection at 40 million dollars in an auction. The remarkable ... «Web India, Jul 15»
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Ambika Pillai' Style Loft launches exquisite collection
Ambika Pillai's new fashion store Style Loft, the first-of-its-kind multi-brand outlet wore a charming look when an exquisite collection by 11 ... «The Statesman, Jul 15»
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FKA twigs at Glastonbury 2015 review – exquisite moves
Halfway through FKA twigs's performance of Video Girl, I didn't think my Glasto music experience would be surpassed – it was an exquisite ... «The Guardian, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Exquisite [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/exquisite>. Jun 2019 ».
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