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Exquisite vs. Sublime — What's the Difference?

Exquisite vs. Sublime — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Exquisite and Sublime

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Exquisite

Characterized by highly skilled or intricate art; excellently made or formed
An exquisite gold chalice.
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Sublime

Characterized by nobility; majestic.
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Exquisite

Extremely or delightfully beautiful
The exquisite colors of a sunset.
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Sublime

Of high spiritual, moral, or intellectual worth.
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Exquisite

Excellent or outstanding, especially by exhibiting or appealing to refined taste
"A guy who knew all the jazz spots and had an exquisite collection of old 78s" (Shirley Abbott).
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Sublime

Not to be excelled; supreme.
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Exquisite

Extremely subtle or precise
An image rendered in exquisite detail.
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Sublime

Inspiring awe; impressive.
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Exquisite

Intense; keen
Exquisite delight.
Suffered exquisite pain.
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Sublime

(Archaic) Raised aloft; set high.
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Exquisite

(Obsolete) Ingeniously devised or thought out.
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Sublime

(Archaic) Of lofty appearance or bearing; haughty
"not terrible, / That I should fear ... / But solemn and sublime" (John Milton).
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Exquisite

One who is excessively fastidious in dress, manners, or taste.
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Sublime

Something sublime.
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Exquisite

Especially fine or pleasing; exceptional.
They sell good coffee and pastries, but their chocolate is exquisite.
Sourav Ganguly scored an exquisite century in his debut Test match.
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Sublime

An ultimate example.
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Exquisite

(obsolete) Carefully adjusted; precise; accurate; exact.
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Sublime

To render sublime.
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Exquisite

Recherché; far-fetched; abstruse.
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Sublime

(Chemistry) To cause to sublimate.
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Exquisite

Of special beauty or rare excellence.
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Sublime

To sublimate.
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Exquisite

Exceeding; extreme; keen, in a bad or a good sense.
Exquisite pain or pleasure
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Sublime

To sublimate.
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Exquisite

Of delicate perception or close and accurate discrimination; not easy to satisfy; exact; fastidious.
Exquisite judgment, taste, or discernment
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Sublime

(transitive) To raise on high.
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Exquisite

(rare) Fop, dandy.
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Sublime

(transitive) To exalt; to heighten; to improve; to purify.
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Exquisite

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 jewelsOf reach and exquisite form.
I have no exquisite reason for 't, but I have reason good enough.
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Sublime

(transitive) To dignify; to ennoble.
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Exquisite

Exceeding; extreme; keen; - used in a bad or a good sense; as, exquisite pain or pleasure.
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Sublime

Noble and majestic.
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Exquisite

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.
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Sublime

Impressive and awe-inspiring, yet simple.
Sublime scenery
A sublime deed
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Exquisite

One who manifests an exquisite attention to external appearance; one who is overnice in dress or ornament; a fop; a dandy.
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Sublime

(obsolete) Lifted up; high in place; exalted aloft; uplifted; lofty.
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Exquisite

Intense or sharp;
Suffered exquisite pain
Felt exquisite pleasure
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Sublime

(obsolete) Elevated by joy; elated.
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Exquisite

Lavishly elegant and refined
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Sublime

Lofty of mien; haughty; proud.
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Exquisite

Of delicate composition and artistry;
A dainty teacup
An exquisite cameo
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Sublime

Something sublime.
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Exquisite

Of extreme beauty;
Her exquisite face
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Sublime

Lifted up; high in place; exalted aloft; uplifted; lofty.
Sublime on these a tower of steel is reared.
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Sublime

Distinguished by lofty or noble traits; eminent; - said of persons.
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Sublime

Awakening or expressing the emotion of awe, adoration, veneration, heroic resolve, etc.; dignified; grand; solemn; stately; - said of an impressive object in nature, of an action, of a discourse, of a work of art, of a spectacle, etc.; as, sublime scenery; a sublime deed.
Easy in words thy style, in sense sublime.
Know how sublime a thing it isTo suffer and be strong.
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Sublime

Elevated by joy; elate.
Their hearts were jocund and sublime,Drunk with idolatry, drunk with wine.
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Sublime

Lofty of mien; haughty; proud.
His fair, large front and eye sublime declaredAbsolute rule.
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Sublime

That which is sublime; - with the definite article
The sublime rises from the nobleness of thoughts, the magnificence of words, or the harmonious and lively turn of the phrase.
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Sublime

That which is grand in nature or art, as distinguished from the merely beautiful.
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Sublime

To raise on high.
A soul sublimed by an idea above the region of vanity and conceit.
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Sublime

To subject to the process of sublimation; to heat, volatilize, and condense in crystals or powder; to distill off, and condense in solid form; hence, also, to purify.
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Sublime

To exalt; to heighten; to improve; to purify.
The sun . . . Which not alone the southern wit sublimes,But ripens spirits in cold, northern climes.
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Sublime

To dignify; to ennoble.
An ordinary gift can not sublime a person to a supernatural employment.
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Sublime

To pass off in vapor, with immediate condensation; specifically, to evaporate or volatilize from the solid state without apparent melting; - said of those substances, like arsenic, benzoic acid, etc., which do not exhibit a liquid form on heating, except under increased pressure.
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Sublime

Vaporize and then condense right back again
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Sublime

Change or cause to change directly from a solid into a vapor without first melting;
Sublime iodine
Some salts sublime when heated
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Sublime

Inspiring awe;
Well-meaning ineptitude that rises to empyreal absurdity
Empyrean aplomb
The sublime beauty of the night
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Sublime

Worthy of adoration or reverence
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Sublime

Lifted up or set high;
Their hearts were jocund and sublime
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