Aesthetic definition

ĕs-thĕtĭk
An underlying principle, a set of principles, or a view often manifested by outward appearances or style of behavior.
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Relating to the philosophy or theories of aesthetics.
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Being or relating to a work of art; artistic.

The play was an aesthetic success.

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A guiding principle in matters of artistic beauty and taste; artistic sensibility.
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Of beauty.
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Characterized by a heightened sensitivity to beauty.

The poet and his aesthetic friends.

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Sensitive to art and beauty; showing good taste; artistic.
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An aesthetic theory or viewpoint.
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(informal) Conforming to accepted notions of good taste.
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The definition of aesthetic is being interested in how something looks and feels.

An example of someone who is aesthetic might be an artist.

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Aesthetic is defined as a concept of what is visually acceptable, in trend or expected at the time.

An example of an aesthetic is minimalism.

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Aesthetic means the pleasant, positive or artful appearance of a person or a thing.

An example of the word is aesthetic is to say that a particular car is beautiful.

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Of or in relation to aesthetics.
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That which appeals to the senses.
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The study of art or beauty.
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Of or characteristic of aestheticism in the arts.
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Of or concerning the appreciation of beauty or good taste.

Aesthetic judgment; the aesthetic appeal of the exhibit.

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Concerned with beauty, artistic impact, or appearance.

It works well enough, but the shabby exterior offends his aesthetic sensibilities.

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Attractive or appealing.

The more aesthetic features of the building.

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Origin of aesthetic

  • German ästhetisch from New Latin aesthēticus from Greek aisthētikos of sense perception from aisthēta perceptible things from aisthanesthai to perceive au- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From German Ästhetik or French esthétique, both from Ancient Greek αἰσθητικός (aisthētikos, “of sense perception”), from αἰσθάνομαι (aisthanomai, “I feel”).

    From Wiktionary