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Thursday, October 21, 1999

Definitions for aesthete

  1. One having or affecting great sensitivity to beauty, as in art or nature.

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Citations for aesthete
Beijing, with its stolid, square buildings and wide, straight roads, feels like the plan of a first-year engineering student, while Shanghai's decorative architecture and snaking, narrow roads feel like the plan of an aesthete. , Los Angeles Times
But he was also an aesthete with a connoisseur's eye for the wild modernist innovations with letterforms and layout of the 1920s. Rick Poynor, The Guardian
Origin of aesthete
Aesthete is from Greek aisthetes, "one who perceives," from aisthanesthai, "to perceive."
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