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 jewelsShak.
Of reach and exquisite form.
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.
(Ex"qui*site), n. One who manifests an exquisite attention to external appearance; one who is
overnice in dress or ornament; a fop; a dandy.
(Ex"qui*site*ly), adv. In an exquisite manner or degree; as, lace exquisitely wrought.
To a sensitive observer there was something exquisitely painful in it.Hawthorne.
(Ex"qui*site*ness), n. Quality of being exquisite.
(Ex*quis"i*tive) a. Eager to discover or learn; curious. [Obs.] Todd. Ex*quis"i*tive*ly,
adv. [Obs.] Sir P. Sidney.
(Ex*san"guine) a. Bloodless. [R.]
(Ex`san*guin"e*ous) a. Destitute of blood; anæmic; exsanguious.
(Ex`san*guin"i*ty) n. (Med.) Privation or destitution of blood; opposed to plethora.
(Ex*san"gui*nous) a. See Exsanguious.
(Ex*san"gui*ous) a. [L. exsanguis; ex out + sanguis, sanguinis, blood. Cf. Exsanguineous.]
1. Destitute of blood. Sir T. Browne.
2. (Zoöl.) Destitute of true, or red, blood, as insects.
(Ex*scind") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Exscinded; p. pr. & vb. n. Exscinding.] [L. exscindere; ex
out, from + scindere to cut.] To cut off; to separate or expel from union; to extirpate. Barrow.
The second presbytery of Philadelphia was also exscinded by that Assembly.Am. Cyc.
(Ex*scribe") v. t. [L. excribere; ex out, from + scribere to write.] To copy; to transcribe. [Obs.]
(Ex"script) n. [L. exscriptus, p. p. of exscribere.] A copy; a transcript. [Obs.] Bailey.
(Ex*scrip"tur*al) a. [Pref. ex-+scriptural.] Not in accordance with the doctrines of Scripture; unscriptural.
(Ex*scu"tel*late) a. [Pref. ex- + scutellate.] (Zoöl.) Without, or apparently without, a
scutellum; said of certain insects.