Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Uncommon; rare.
  • adjective Exquisite; choice.
  • adjective Overrefined; forced.
  • adjective Pretentious; overblown.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Much sought after; hence, out of the common; rare; dainty.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Sought out with care; choice.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Sought out with care; choice. Hence: of rare quality, elegance, or attractiveness; peculiar and refined in kind — especially with an artificial or pretentious effect.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective lavishly elegant and refined

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, past participle of rechercher, to research, from Old French recercher; see research.]

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Borrowing from French recherché, more at French rechercher.

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