Origin of aesthete
Examples from the Web for aesthete
The trouble was that the fight took on a life of its own, until the warrior in Hilton nearly crushed the aesthete.
He makes people who I call the aesthete—who have a very specific aesthetic point of view.
But Becky Sharp's eyes also were green, and the green of the aesthete does not suggest innocence.Prose Fancies (Second Series)|Richard Le Gallienne
Aesthete and libertine alike sink to the lower level of pleasure, and their emotions become obscene.The Evolution of Love|Emil Lucka
We see that the man whose success is merely personal—the actor, the sophist, the millionaire, the aesthete—is incurably vulgar.Soliloquies in England|George Santayana
Her favourite strong blues and purples would have struck painfully on the refined colour-sense of an aesthete.Fan|W.H. Hudson (AKA Henry Harford)
The aesthete who had so touched him with his impassioned voice, was going to say the saving word.The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse|Vicente Blasco Ibanez
British Dictionary definitions for aesthete
Word Origin for aesthete
Word Origin and History for aesthete
1878, in vogue 1881, from Greek aisthetes "one who perceives," from stem of aisthanesthai "to perceive, to feel" (see aesthetic).
I want to be an aesthete,
And with the aesthetes stand;
A sunflower on my forehead,
And a lily in my hand.
["Puck," Oct. 5, 1881]