or es·thet·i·cal·ly

[es-thet-ik-lee or, esp. British, ees-]


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

Origin of aesthetically

First recorded in 1820–30; aesthetical + -ly
Related formspseu·do·aes·thet·i·cal·ly, adverb


[es-thet-i-kuh l]


Related formses·thet·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·es·thet·i·cal, adjectivenon·es·thet·i·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for esthetically

Historical Examples of esthetically

  • Esthetically, Lady Neldine, I would like very much to father you a child.

    The Galaxy Primes

    Edward Elmer Smith

  • To Mayburn the hallucination of life was worth while esthetically.

    The Shadow of Life

    Anne Douglas Sedgwick

  • You also can make a better Virgin if you believe in her otherwise than esthetically.

    Between Friends

    Robert W. Chambers

  • Her feelings were as inflated spiritually as they had been an hour ago esthetically, before she lost Baedeker.

    A Room With A View

    E. M. Forster

  • Esthetically, he'd like to father her a child, it says here in fine print—Boy, if she only knew!

    The Galaxy Primes

    Edward Elmer Smith