Pronunciation: ek-‘skwi-z&t, ‘ek-(“)
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle English exquisit, from Latin exquisitus, past participle of exquirere to search out, from ex- + quaerere to seek
1 : carefully selected : CHOICE
2 a : marked by flawless craftsmanship or by beautiful, ingenious, delicate, or elaborate execution b : marked by nice discrimination, deep sensitivity, or subtle understanding c : ACCOMPLISHED, PERFECTED
4 a : pleasing through beauty, fitness, or perfection b : having uncommon or esoteric appeal