1. Carefully selected or sought out; hence, of distinguishing and surpassing quality; exceedingly nice; delightfully excellent; giving rare satisfaction; as, exquisite workmanship.
"Plate of rare device, and jewels Of reach and exquisite form." -- Shak.
"I have no exquisite reason for 't, but I have reason good enough." -- Shak.
2. Exceeding; extreme; keen; -- used in a bad or a good sense; as, exquisite pain or pleasure.
3. Of delicate perception or close and accurate discrimination; not easy to satisfy; exact; nice; fastidious; as, exquisite judgment, taste, or discernment.
"His books of Oriental languages, wherein he was exquisite." -- Fuller.
Syn. -- Nice; delicate; exact; refined; choice; rare; matchless; consummate; perfect.