From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishaestheticaes‧thet‧ic1, esthetic /iːsˈθetɪk, es- $ es-/ ●○○ adjective RPBEAUTIFUL/GOOD-LOOKINGconnected with beauty and the study of beauty From an esthetic point of view, it’s a nice design. a work of great aesthetic appealaesthetically /-kli/ adverb aesthetically pleasing
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aestheticWe want to build factories that are as functional as they are aesthetic.The arguments are both economic and aesthetic.I wanted nothing more than the stability and aesthetic comfort I associated with the lives of my friends.The majority of her work is self portraiture; her aesthetic concerns grew from her fascination with the falsity of appearance.The town council will discuss plans for aesthetic improvements at two city parks.All the stuff I do at the gym is purely aesthetic, just for looks.The Rabari did not seem interested in any aesthetic pleasures the mountain might offer.People want wood shingles on their houses for purely aesthetic reasons.The argument proceeded from the social sphere to the aesthetic sphere.Even in ruin the Colosseum is a magnificent edifice of great structural interest and aesthetic splendour.Most are there for aesthetic value in an attempt to raise the product's perceived value.
aestheticaesthetic2 noun formal 1 aesthetics2 [countable] a set of principles about beauty or art a new aesthetic
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aestheticBasketball offered an intimacy and an aesthetic on television lacking in the brutal National Football League or the technical and leisurely baseball.There was an aesthetic in place that a lot of people found limiting.In the developing concepts of a machine aesthetic, these artists fully understood its relevance.It is evident that the machine aesthetic played more than just a stylistic part in the revolution.The inevitable course of this new aesthetic can be charted in the railway station.
Origin aesthetic (1800-1900) Greek aisthetikos, from aisthanesthai to experience with the senses