Pronunciation: (ik-skwiz'it, ek'skwi-zit),[key] —adj. 1. of special beauty or charm, or rare and appealing excellence, as a face, a flower, coloring, music, or poetry.
2. extraordinarily fine or admirable; consummate: exquisite weather. 3. intense; acute, or keen, as pleasure or pain.
4. of rare excellence of production or execution, as works of art or workmanship: the exquisite statues of the Renaissance. 5. keenly or delicately sensitive or responsive: an exquisite ear for music; an exquisite sensibility. 6. of particular refinement or elegance, as taste, manners, etc., or persons.
7. carefully sought out, chosen, ascertained, devised, etc.
—n. Archaic.a person, esp. a man, who is excessively concerned about clothes, grooming, etc.; dandy; coxcomb.