aesthetic


aesthetic
/es thet"ik/ or, esp. Brit., /ees-/, adj.
1. pertaining to a sense of the beautiful or to the science of aesthetics.
2. having a sense of the beautiful; characterized by a love of beauty.
3. pertaining to, involving, or concerned with pure emotion and sensation as opposed to pure intellectuality.
n.
4. a philosophical theory or idea of what is aesthetically valid at a given time and place: the clean lines, bare surfaces, and sense of space that bespeak the machine-age aesthetic.
5. aesthetics.
6. Archaic. the study of the nature of sensation.
Also, esthetic.
[1815-25; < NL aestheticus < Gk aisthetikós, equiv. to aisthet(és) (see AESTHETE) + -ikos -IC]
Syn. 2. discriminating, cultivated, refined.

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