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Sunday, June 16, 2002

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
1880-1885
Aesthete is from Greek aisthetes, "one who perceives," from aisthanesthai, "to perceive."
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