estheticism

[es-thet-uh-siz-uh m]
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noun


Nearby words

  1. esthesis,
  2. esthete,
  3. esthetic,
  4. esthetical,
  5. esthetician,
  6. estheticize,
  7. esthetics,
  8. esthonia,
  9. esthonian,
  10. estienne

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Examples from the Web for estheticism

  • Thirty years ago, when Oscar Wilde was regarded seriously by some people, there were many who made a cult of estheticism.

  • I desire to be understood by the great majority, and I leave scholarly words and unusual phrasing to specialists in estheticism.

  • Polly was a temperate dancer, all gaiety, estheticism plus athleticism.

    The Cup of Fury|Rupert Hughes
  • Idealism and estheticism have always had much to say in praise of the "beauty of toil."

    The Woman Who Toils|Mrs. John Van Vorst and Marie Van Vorst