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Adjective: aesthetic  es'the-tik [N. Amer], ees'the-tik or es'the-tik [Brit]
  1. Relating to or dealing with beauty
    "aesthetic values";
    - esthetic [US]
  2. Aesthetically pleasing
    "an aesthetic flower arrangement";
    - esthetic [US], artistic
  3. Concerning or characterized by an appreciation of beauty or good taste
    "an aesthetic person"; "aesthetic feeling"; "the illustrations made the book an aesthetic success"; "the aesthetic faculties";
    - esthetic [US], aesthetical, esthetical [US]
Noun: aesthetic  es'the-tik [N. Amer], ees'the-tik or es'the-tik [Brit]
  1. (philosophy) a philosophical theory as to what is beautiful
    "he despised the aesthetic of minimalism";
    - esthetic [US]

Derived forms: aesthetics

See also: artistic, cosmetic, enhancive, painterly, sensuous, tasteful, tasty [US, informal]

Type of: philosophical doctrine, philosophical theory

Encyclopedia: Aesthetic