- a person highly sensitive to art and beauty
- a person who artificially cultivates artistic sensitivity or makes a cult of art and beauty
Origin of aestheteClassical Greek aisth?t?s, a person who perceives: see aesthetic
- One who cultivates an unusually high sensitivity to beauty, as in art or nature.
- One whose pursuit and admiration of beauty is regarded as excessive or affected.
Origin of aestheteBack-formation from aesthetic.
From Ancient Greek αἰσθητής (aisthētēs, “one who perceives”).