[ es-thet-ik or, esp. British, ees- ]
/ ɛsˈθɛt ɪk or, esp. British, is- /
relating to the philosophy of aesthetics; concerned with notions such as the beautiful and the ugly.
relating to the science of aesthetics; concerned with the study of the mind and emotions in relation to the sense of beauty.
having a sense of the beautiful; characterized by a love of beauty.
relating to, involving, or concerned with pure emotion and sensation as opposed to pure intellectuality.
the philosophical theory or set of principles governing the idea of beauty at a given time and place: the clean lines, bare surfaces, and sense of space that bespeak the machine-age aesthetic; the Cubist aesthetic.
a particular individual’s set of ideas about style and taste, along with its expression: the designer’s aesthetic of accessible, wearable fashion; a great aesthetic on her blog.
one’s set of principles or worldview as expressed through outward appearance, behavior, or actions: the democratic aesthetic of the abolitionists.
Archaic. the study of the nature of sensation.
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Origin of aesthetic
OTHER WORDS FROM aestheticnon·aes·thet·ic, adjectivepseu·do·aes·thet·ic, adjective
Words nearby aesthetic
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Example sentences from the Web for non-aesthetic
The essence of it is a substitution of non-aesthetic for aesthetic values.The Sense of Beauty|George Santayana
British Dictionary definitions for non-aesthetic
sometimes US esthetic
/ (iːsˈθɛtɪk, ɪs-) /
adjective Also: aesthetical, sometimes US esthetical
connected with aesthetics or its principles
- relating to pure beauty rather than to other considerations
- artistic or relating to good tastean aesthetic consideration
a principle of taste or style adopted by a particular person, group, or culturethe Bauhaus aesthetic of functional modernity
Derived forms of aestheticaesthetically or sometimes US esthetically, adverb
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Medical definitions for non-aesthetic
Relating to the sensations.
Relating to esthetics.
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