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AESTHETIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does aesthetic mean? 

AESTHETIC (noun)
  The noun AESTHETIC has 1 sense:

1. (philosophy) a philosophical theory as to what is beautiful

  Familiarity information: AESTHETIC used as a noun is very rare.


AESTHETIC (adjective)
  The adjective AESTHETIC has 3 senses:

1. relating to or dealing with the subject of aesthetics
2. concerning or characterized by an appreciation of beauty or good taste
3. aesthetically pleasing

  Familiarity information: AESTHETIC used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


AESTHETIC (noun)


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Meaning:

(philosophy) a philosophical theory as to what is beautiful

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

aesthetic; esthetic

Context example:

he despised the esthetic of minimalism

Hypernyms ("aesthetic" is a kind of...):

philosophical doctrine; philosophical theory (a doctrine accepted by adherents to a philosophy)

Domain category:

philosophy (the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics)


AESTHETIC (adjective)


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Meaning:

Relating to or dealing with the subject of aesthetics

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

aesthetic; esthetic

Context example:

aesthetic values

Pertainym:

aesthetics ((art) the branch of philosophy dealing with beauty and taste (emphasizing the evaluative criteria that are applied to art))


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Meaning:

Concerning or characterized by an appreciation of beauty or good taste

Synonyms:

aesthetical; esthetic; esthetical; aesthetic

Context examples:

the aesthetic faculties / an aesthetic person / aesthetic feeling / the illustrations made the book an aesthetic success

Similar:

artistic (satisfying aesthetic standards and sensibilities)

beautiful (aesthetically pleasing)

cosmetic; enhancive (serving an aesthetic purpose in beautifying the body)

painterly (having qualities unique to the art of painting)

sensuous (taking delight in beauty)

Antonym:

inaesthetic (violating aesthetic canons or requirements; deficient in tastefulness or beauty)


Sense 3aesthetic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Aesthetically pleasing

Synonyms:

pleasing; esthetic; artistic; aesthetic

Context example:

an artistic flower arrangement

Similar:

tasteful (having or showing or conforming to good taste)


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