(es t̸het′i siz′əm)
- the doctrine that aesthetic principles underlie all human values
- sensitivity to art and beauty
- the artificial cultivation of artistic sensitivity
See aestheticism in American Heritage Dictionary 4
or es·thet·i·cism noun
- Devotion to and pursuit of the beautiful; sensitivity to artistic beauty and refined taste.
- The doctrine that beauty is the basic principle from which all other principles, especially moral ones, are derived.
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