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esthetic

[es-thet-ik] /ɛsˈθɛt ɪk/
adjective, noun
1.
Related forms
nonesthetic, adjective
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Examples for esthetic
  • One can't help but notice the esthetic poverty of the postwar buildings in the area.
  • Pollarding has its esthetic and its practical sides.
  • It is not an exhibition that says much of esthetic emotion or personality or anything else old fashioned.
  • There were a number of reasons for this esthetic austerity.
  • What arms are shown have been carefully selected for their esthetic or historic interest.
  • All combine technical sophistication with esthetic appeal, echoing the art styles popular when they were produced.
  • But at this point the artist's technical virtuosity is more impressive than his esthetic achievement.
  • But so are its less visited valleys, fertile esthetic ecosystems half hidden from view but teeming with life.
  • Cage has given us every opportunity to understand his esthetic.
British Dictionary definitions for esthetic

aesthetic

/iːsˈθɛtɪk; ɪs-/
adjective
1.
connected with aesthetics or its principles
2.
  1. relating to pure beauty rather than to other considerations
  2. artistic or relating to good taste an aesthetic consideration
noun
3.
a principle of taste or style adopted by a particular person, group, or culture the Bauhaus aesthetic of functional modernity
Derived Forms
aesthetically, (sometimes US) esthetically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for esthetic
adj.

alternative form of aesthetic (see aesthetic). Also see æ. Related: esthetical; esthetically; esthetician; esthetics.

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esthetic in Medicine

esthetic es·thet·ic (ěs-thět'ĭk)
adj.
Variant of aesthetic.

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