[es-theet or, esp. British, ees-]
a person who has or professes to have refined sensitivity toward the beauties of art or nature.
a person who affects great love of art, music, poetry, etc., and indifference to practical matters.
Also, esthete.

1880–85; < Greek aisthētḗs one who perceives, equivalent to aisthē- (variant stem of aisthánesthai to perceive) + -tēs noun suffix denoting agent

hyperaesthete, noun

1. connoisseur. 2. dilettante. Unabridged
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aesthete or (US) esthete (ˈiːsθiːt)
a person who has or who affects a highly developed appreciation of beauty, esp in poetry and the visual arts
[C19: back formation from aesthetics]
esthete or (US) esthete
[C19: back formation from aesthetics]

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Word Origin & History

1881, from Gk. aisthetes "one who perceives," from aisthanesthai "to perceive, to feel" (see aesthetic).
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Example sentences
He combines an aesthete's sensibility with, even after his road accident, a
  swagman's build and vigour.
He's an aesthete, an artist; driven to make a dent in the universe.
Critics of modern poetry divide into two categories: aesthetes and moralists.
At prep school and Princeton he shone more as a bookish aesthete than a scholar.
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