Aesthetic - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |esˈθetɪk|  American pronunciation of the word aesthetic
Brit.  |iːsˈθɛtɪk|  British pronunciation of the word aesthetic

noun

- (philosophy) a philosophical theory as to what is beautiful (syn: esthetic)

adjective

- aesthetically pleasing (syn: artistic, esthetic)

Examples

There are practical as well as aesthetic reasons for planting trees.

making aesthetic improvements to the building

Aesthetics is an important part of Greek philosophy.

From an esthetic point of view, it's a nice design.

a work of great aesthetic appeal

...abstract sculpture that bodies forth the artist's aesthetic of minimalism...

...there's an aesthetic unity to the sculpture garden that makes it an ideal spot for quiet relaxing...

In all cultures we know, men exhibit an aesthetic sense.

The work of art qua art can be judged by aesthetic criteria only.

such imponderable human factors as aesthetic sensibility

Word forms

noun
singular: aesthetic
plural: aesthetics
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