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or es·thete  (ĕs′thēt)
1. One who cultivates an unusually high sensitivity to beauty, as in art or nature.
2. One whose pursuit and admiration of beauty is regarded as excessive or affected.

[Back-formation from aesthetic.]


(ˈiːsθiːt) or


a person who has or who affects a highly developed appreciation of beauty, esp in poetry and the visual arts
[C19: back formation from aesthetics]


or es•thete

(ˈɛs θit)

1. a person who has or professes to have refined sensitivity toward the beauties of art or nature.
2. a person who affects great love of art, music, poetry, etc., and indifference to practical matters.
[1880–85; < Greek aisthētḗs one who perceives, derivative of aisthē-, variant s. of aisthánesthai to perceive]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aesthete - one who professes great sensitivity to the beauty of art and natureaesthete - one who professes great sensitivity to the beauty of art and nature
cognoscente, connoisseur - an expert able to appreciate a field; especially in the fine arts


esthete (US) [ˈiːsθiːt] Nesteta mf


[ˈiːsθiːt] nesthète mf


, (US) esthete
nÄsthet(in) m(f)


esthete (Am) [ˈiːsθiːt] nesteta m/f
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The service would have been pronounced by any modern aesthetic religionist--or religious aesthete, which is it?
She was clad in a somewhat strange garb of peacock green and peacock blue satins, that gleamed like blue and green metals, such as delight children and aesthetes, and her heavy, hot brown hair framed one of those magic faces which are dangerous to all men, but especially to boys and to men growing grey.
1996's "Either/Or," was named after a book by Kierkegaard, in which the philosopher posited that the aesthete would eventually find himself in a state of despair.
Ernst Kantorowicz, son of a wealthy German Jewish liqueur manufacturing family, aesthete, intellectual, confirmed bachelor, active bisexual, and groundbreaking medievalist, is a contentious figure, even within Robert E.
The perfume's bottle design was created by world-renowned designer Parisian Aesthete Studio head Thierry De Baschmakoff and produced by the French glassmaker Pochet du Corval.
OVER dinner the flamboyant aesthete Anthony Blanche in Evelyn Waugh's classic novel Brideshead Revisited warns the hero Charles Ryder not to be "strangled" by the aristocratic Sebastian Flyte's charm.
Its proprietor, a 50-something aesthete named Herm, is the guy who makes it all possible.
The image was devised by Paris design agency Aesthete under the direction of Thierry de Baschmakoff.
Sydney, Oct 12 ( ANI ): The Australian media has hailed Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar as a rare and sublime example of a sportsman who satisfied the aesthete and the anorak, claiming that he would be remembered for his style of play as much as the statistics.
Emboldened by an experimental aesthete they maybe, but thankfully their expansive expressionism doesn't lapse into a haphazard pile-up of half-formed ideas that threatens to swamp the melodic intent.
The developer--who rescued the property from a failed conversion by Yair Levy--credits much of the spaces pace to its collaboration with designers such as Adler and Irish star Clodagh, Whose aesthete can be seen throughout the proeprty.
Aesthete designed the bottle and package; Verreries de Manieres (Bormioli Rocco) manufactured the bottle; Calmar provided the pump; Tesem, the collar; and Qualipac, the cap.