HyperDic: aesthetic

English > 4 senses of the word aesthetic:
ADJECTIVEpertaesthetic, estheticrelating to or dealing with the subject of aesthetics
allaesthetic, esthetic, aesthetical, estheticalconcerning or characterized by an appreciation of beauty or good taste
allaesthetic, esthetic, artisticaesthetically pleasing
NOUNcognitionaesthetic, esthetic(philosophy) a philosophical theory as to what is beautiful
aesthetic > pronunciation
Soundsehstheh'tihk
Rhymesacademic ... Zurich: 733 rhymes with ihk...
English > aesthetic: 4 senses > adjective 1, pert
Meaningrelating to or dealing with the subject of aesthetics.
Example"aesthetic values"
Synonymesthetic
Spanishestética, estético
Catalanestètic
Nounsaesthetic(philosophy) a philosophical theory as to what is beautiful
aesthetics(art) the branch of philosophy dealing with beauty and taste (emphasizing the evaluative criteria that are applied to art)
English > aesthetic: 4 senses > adjective 2
MeaningConcerning or characterized by an appreciation of beauty or good taste.
Examples
  • "the aesthetic faculties"
  • "an aesthetic person"
  • "aesthetic feeling"
  • "the illustrations made the book an aesthetic success"
Synonymsesthetic, aesthetical, esthetical
Narrowerartisticsatisfying aesthetic standards and sensibilities
cosmetic, enhanciveServing an aesthetic purpose in beautifying the body
painterlyHaving qualities unique to the art of painting
sensuousTaking delight in beauty
See alsopleasantaffording pleasure
Oppositeinaesthetic, unaestheticviolating aesthetic / aesthetic canons or requirements
Spanishestético
Catalanestètic
Nounsaesthetic(philosophy) a philosophical theory as to what is beautiful
English > aesthetic: 4 senses > adjective 3
Meaningaesthetically pleasing.
Synonymsesthetic, artistic
BroadertastefulFree from what is tawdry or unbecoming
Spanishartístico, estético
Catalanartístic, estètic
Adverbsaestheticallyin a tasteful way
English > aesthetic: 4 senses > noun 1, cognition
Meaning(philosophy) a philosophical theory as to what is beautiful.
Synonymesthetic
CategoryphilosophyThe rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics
Broaderphilosophical doctrine, philosophical theoryA doctrine accepted by adherents to a philosophy
Spanishestética, estético
Catalanestètica, estètic
Adjectivesaestheticconcerning or characterized by an appreciation of beauty or good taste
aestheticrelating to or dealing with the subject of aesthetics

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