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[es-thet-i-kuh l or, esp. British, ees-] /ɛsˈθɛt ɪ kəl or, esp. British, is-/
of or relating to aesthetics.
Also, esthetical.
Origin of aesthetical
1790-1800; see aesthetic, -al1
Related forms
nonaesthetical, adjective
nonaesthetically, adverb
superaesthetical, adjective
superaesthetically, adverb Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • aesthetical judgements can be divided just like theoretical (logical) judgements into empirical and pure.

  • Munich, on the Isar, is every day drifting into the beautiful, not to say aesthetical.

  • In the former the main design is the mere expression of aesthetical Ideas.

  • This latter remark, however, must be taken only as an illustration, and not as any proof of the truth of our aesthetical theory.

  • In the latter the chief point is a certain use of the artistic object, by which condition the aesthetical Ideas are limited.

  • The following year, 1795, appeared his most important contribution to aesthetics, in his aesthetical Letters.

    The Aesthetical Essays Friedrich Schiller
  • We receive a pathological rather than aesthetical impression.

  • The aesthetical appearance can never endanger the truth of morals: wherever it seems to do so the appearance is not aesthetical.

    The Aesthetical Essays Friedrich Schiller
  • This is the reason why the aesthetical judgment leaves us free, and delights and enraptures us.

    The Aesthetical Essays Friedrich Schiller

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