auratic

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Probably borrowed circa 1930 from German auratisch, as used in the letters of Walter Benjamin, from Italian auratico.

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auratic (comparative more auratic, superlative most auratic)

  1. Resembling an aura.
    • 1984, Theodor W. Adorno, Aesthetic Theory[1], page 429:
      The dividing-line between auratic and non-auratic art by no means coincides with that between authentic art and the administered, degraded art of the culture industry.