Word of the Day: Exquisite

ex-qui-site / ek’skwizət

 

adjective

 

  1. marked by flawless, beautiful and/or delicate craftsmanship or execution

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. 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

For those who know the value of and exquisite taste of solitary freedom (for one is only free when alone), the act of leaving is the bravest and most beautiful of all.

Isabelle Eberhardt, 1877-1904

 

  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