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[es-thet-ik-lee or, esp. British, ees-] /ɛsˈθɛt ɪk li or, esp. British, is-/
according to aesthetics or its principles.
in an aesthetic manner.
Origin of aesthetically
1820-30; aesthetical + -ly
Related forms
pseudoaesthetically, adverb


[es-thet-i-kuh l] /ɛsˈθɛt ɪ kəl/
Related forms
esthetically, adverb
nonesthetical, adjective
nonesthetically, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the web for esthetically
  • The replacement powerplant and access bridge needed to be esthetically compatible with the original buildings.
  • Its esthetically pleasing environment invites for leisurely picnics and strolls.
  • It would be esthetically pleasing, would attract audiences to school concerts and would become a focal point for the community.
  • Whether or not an object is esthetically pleasing is only one of them.
  • esthetically experimental literature, while evoking our admiration, rarely moves us the way this sort of literature moves us.
  • He is sending the message that if you have enough money to make it esthetically pleasing, build away.
  • At home, a movie becomes esthetically as well as physically smaller.
  • The denouement is esthetically as well as logically pleasing.

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