[ es-thi-tish-uhn or, especially British, ees- ]
/ ˌɛs θɪˈtɪʃ ən or, especially British, ˌis- /
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Sometimes es·the·ti·cian . a person who is versed in aesthetics, the branch of philosophy dealing with such notions as the beautiful, the ugly, the sublime, the comic, etc., as applicable to the fine arts, with a view to establishing the meaning and validity of critical judgments concerning works of art, and the principles underlying or justifying such judgments.
Usually es·the·ti·cian . a person trained to administer facials, advise customers on makeup and the care of skin and hair, etc.: That new aesthetician gave me a great facial; I swear I look 10 years younger.Compare beautician (def. 1).

SYNONYMS FOR aesthetician

2 facialist, skin care specialist.



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Origin of aesthetician

First recorded in 1825–30 for def. 1 and in 1965–70 for def. 2; aesthetic + -ian; see -ician
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British Dictionary definitions for aesthetician


sometimes US esthetician

/ (ˌiːsθɪˈtɪʃən, ˌɛs-) /


a student of aesthetics
another name for beauty therapist
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