exquisitely[ ik-skwiz-it, ek-skwi-zit ]SEE DEFINITION OF exquisitely
Synonyms for exquisitely
- to perfection
Antonyms for exquisitely
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EXQUISITELY
My dear, don't fail to try them, they're exquisitely perfect!
All was now exquisitely restful, instinct with unlimited hope.
The form of her face was exquisitely lovely, her complexion radiant.
It was exquisitely polished, and cased in the interior with silver.
The weather was exquisitely still, the sky absolutely clear.
Although she was gay and fearless, she was exquisitely sensitive.
Her hands were white and exquisitely cared for, and she wore no wedding ring.
One of these dresses was furred, and was exquisitely beautiful.
I had got her a dress to wear at dinner, which became her exquisitely.
But perhaps “exquisitely absurd” was the Blunt family saying?
early 15c., "carefully selected," from Latin exquisitus "carefully sought out," thus, "choice," from past participle of exquirere "search out thoroughly," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + quaerere "to seek" (see query (v.)).
Of any thing (good or bad, torture as well as art) brought to a highly wrought condition, sometimes shading into disapproval. A vogue word 15c.-18c., given wide extensions of meaning, none of which survives. The main modern sense of "of consummate and delightful excellence" is first attested 1579, in Lyly's "Euphues." Related: Exquisitely; exquisiteness. The noun meaning "a dandy, fop" is from 1819.