aesthetic

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From German Ästhetik or French esthétique, both from Ancient Greek αἰσθητικός (aisthētikos, of sense perception), from αἰσθάνομαι (aisthanomai, I feel).

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aesthetic (comparative more aesthetic, superlative most aesthetic)

  1. Concerned with beauty, artistic impact, or appearance.
    It works well enough, but the shabby exterior offends his aesthetic sensibilities.
    • 1881, W. S. Gilbert, Patience, Act I:
      If you're anxious for to shine in the high aesthetic line as a man of culture rare,
      You must get up all the germs of the transcendental terms, and plant them everywhere.

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aesthetic (plural aesthetics)

  1. The study of art or beauty.
  2. That which appeals to the senses.

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