Word of the Day: Exquisite

ex-qui-site / ek’skwizət   adjective  
  1. marked by flawless, beautiful and/or delicate craftsmanship or execution
We should learn from the snail; it has devised a home that is both exquisite and functional. Frank Lloyd Wright, 1967-1959  
  1. marked by subtle understanding or keen sensitivity
I would say the hallmarks of Italian style are a poetical connection to nature and to materiality, materials, and exquisite taste. David Salle, 1952-  
  1. extraordinarily fine
What I see in the book is an exquisite form of technology: one that doesn’t require a power source and can be passed from hand to hand and lasts a lot longer than an electronic reader. Louise Erdrich, 1954-  
  1. of particular refinement
Poetry is the exquisite expression of exquisite impressions. Philibert Joseph Roux, 1780-1854  
  1. carefully sought after or chosen
Life is a spell so exquisite that everything conspires to break it. Emily Dickinson, 1830-1886  
  1. of special or rare beauty
Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and if possible, speak a few sensible words. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1749-1832  
  1. intense; strongly felt
If love was a choice, who would ever choose such exquisite pain? Margaret Landon, 1903-1993