estheticism

estheticism

[es-thet-uh-siz-uhm]
noun
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aestheticism or sometimes (US) estheticism (iːsˈθɛtɪˌsɪzəm, ɪs-, iːsˈθɛtɪˌsɪzəm, ɪs-)
 
n
1.  the doctrine that aesthetic principles are of supreme importance and that works of art should be judged accordingly
2.  sensitivity to beauty, esp in art, music, literature, etc
 
estheticism or sometimes (US) estheticism
 
n

esthete (ˈiːsθiːt)
 
n
a US spelling of aesthete
 
esthetic
 
adj
 
es'thetical
 
adj
 
es'thetically
 
adv
 
esthetician
 
n
 
es'theticism
 
n
 
es'thetics
 
n

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