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Variant of aesthete.


a US spelling of aesthete
esthetic, esˈthetical adj
esˈthetically adv
esthetician n
esˈthetiˌcism n
esˈthetics n


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]
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Noun1.esthete - one who professes great sensitivity to the beauty of art and natureesthete - 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
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Il y a longtemps que notre esthete n'a pas inscrit un but de folie.
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Lecter, who, as his psychiatrist Bedelia DuMaurier/Gillian Anderson observes, is at all times wearing "a well-tailored person suit," appears as his radical opposite: a sophisticated esthete whose experience of the world is always mediated by the artifice which dissimulates his savage impulses.
James McLennan's Triquet, the effete esthete who entertains the guests with a hammy recitation of his doggerel in Act II, was an audience hit and certainly provided the comic relief the opera prescribes at that point in its downhill slide towards death and despair.
The epitome of the esthete is the seducer whose diary is recorded at the end of Either/Or.
It is also his esthete Dupin who first displays the same method in the service of crime detection.
But this is the Last Judgment as seen through the eyes of a fastidious esthete frightened by the possibility of pollution by the poor and deformed of his race-a last judgment on the Italy Croce described.
As an esthete and a lover of a particular country, I am happy to teach in Italy.
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