or es·thet·i·cal·ly

[ es-thet-ik-leeor, especially British, ees- ]


  1. according to aesthetics or its principles.
  2. in an aesthetic manner.

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  • pseudo·aes·theti·cal·ly adverb

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Word History and Origins

Origin of aesthetically1

First recorded in 1820–30; aesthetical + -ly

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Example Sentences

The hardy handle and simple lock give her enough confidence to whittle, but it’s also aesthetically pleasing enough to complement a cheese board.

The band is famous, among fans and haters alike, for its occasionally one-sided spats with artists and bands who they find ideologically or aesthetically suspect.

The Zojirushi mug mixes aesthetically pleasing design with utility.

Last year, the Library of Congress hailed the album as “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” and selected it to be preserved for the National Recording Registry.

For the unshelled ones, which are about 95% of our output, we run them through processors with food-grade, natural cleaners, to try to make them as aesthetically pleasing as we can.

Did you envision your Pryor biography as extending your previous investigation—aesthetically and historically?

Aesthetically, “Why We Fight” perfectly recalls the fevered early years of AIDS activism.

Seoul is, as its boosters claim, fully modern but also both highly congested and aesthetically barren.

The economist Tyler Cowen critiqued the high-end inventory as “aesthetically abysmal” and “drastically overpriced.”

Musically, intellectually, aesthetically, Questlove emerges as one of the good guys.

In the first case he is in our eyes a morally great person; in the second he is only aesthetically great.

Aesthetically this hair fascinates me; it is an exhilarating delight whenever I meet it.

On this ground, among objects of use the simple and unadorned article is aesthetically the best.

It loses caste aesthetically because it falls to a lower pecuniary grade.

Everything his eye fell on it feasted on, not aesthetically, but with a plain, jolly appetite as of a boy eating buns.





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