HyperDic: esthetic

English > 4 senses of the word esthetic:
ADJECTIVEallesthetic, aesthetic, aesthetical, estheticalconcerning or characterized by an appreciation of beauty or good taste
pertesthetic, aestheticrelating to or dealing with the subject of aesthetics
allesthetic, aesthetic, artisticaesthetically pleasing
NOUNcognitionesthetic, aesthetic(philosophy) a philosophical theory as to what is beautiful
esthetic > pronunciation
Soundsehstheh'tihk
Rhymesacademic ... Zurich: 733 rhymes with ihk...
English > esthetic: 4 senses > adjective 1
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"
Synonymsaesthetic, 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
English > esthetic: 4 senses > adjective 2, pert
Meaningrelating to or dealing with the subject of aesthetics.
Example"aesthetic values"
Synonymaesthetic
Spanishestética, estético
Catalanestètic
Nounsesthetics(art) the branch of philosophy dealing with beauty and taste (emphasizing the evaluative criteria that are applied to art)
English > esthetic: 4 senses > adjective 3
Meaningaesthetically pleasing.
Synonymsaesthetic, artistic
BroadertastefulFree from what is tawdry or unbecoming
Spanishartístico, estético
Catalanartístic, estètic
Adverbsestheticallyin a tasteful way
English > esthetic: 4 senses > noun 1, cognition
Meaning(philosophy) a philosophical theory as to what is beautiful.
Example"he despised the esthetic of minimalism"
Synonymaesthetic
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

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