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adj. & n.
Variant of aesthetic.
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or es•thet•ic

(ɛsˈθɛt ɪk)

1. pertaining to a sense of beauty or to aesthetics.
2. having a love of beauty.
3. concerned with emotion and sensation as opposed to intellectuality.
4. a theory or idea of what is aesthetically valid.
[1815–25; < New Latin < Greek]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.esthetic - (philosophy) a philosophical theory as to what is beautifulesthetic - (philosophy) a philosophical theory as to what is beautiful; "he despised the esthetic of minimalism"
philosophy - the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics
philosophical doctrine, philosophical theory - a doctrine accepted by adherents to a philosophy
Adj.1.esthetic - concerning or characterized by an appreciation of beauty or good tasteesthetic - concerning or characterized by an appreciation of beauty or good taste; "the aesthetic faculties"; "an aesthetic person"; "aesthetic feeling"; "the illustrations made the book an aesthetic success"
2.esthetic - relating to or dealing with the subject of aestheticsesthetic - relating to or dealing with the subject of aesthetics; "aesthetic values"
3.esthetic - aesthetically pleasingesthetic - aesthetically pleasing; "an artistic flower arrangement"
tasteful - having or showing or conforming to good taste
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or esthetic
Informal. Showing good taste:
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References in classic literature ?
Carlyle viewed pleasure and merely esthetic art with the contempt of the Scottish Covenanting fanatics, refusing even to read poetry like that of Keats; and his insistence on moral meanings led him to equal intolerance of such story-tellers as Scott.
Carlyle would accomplish this end by means of great individual characters inspired by confidence in the spiritual life and dominating their times by moral strength; Ruskin would accomplish it by humanizing social conditions and spiritualizing and refining all men's natures through devotion to the principles of moral Right and esthetic Beauty; Arnold would leaven the crude mass of society, so far as possible, by permeating it with all the myriad influences of spiritual, moral, and esthetic culture.
He could make deliberate and well-considered selections; he could consult his esthetic tastes.
"Shortcuts in Esthetic Dentistry" by Ronaldo Hirata is a clinically driven textbook that focuses on the difficulties of esthetic restorative dentistry with the aim of revealing simple and practical solutions to common questions and problems.
In this region, treatment considerations include shape and shade matching of the crown, interdental spacing, topography of the ridge, contacts of the opposing dentition, parafunctional habits, and esthetic desires of the patient.
Increased awareness of general population about their appearances, claims more esthetic results from dentists.1 Dentistry is taught as a subject that revolves around the art and science of esthetics and function of the masticatory apparatus and its surrounding structures.
In addressing some of these arguments and their fall- outs, it is pertinent for any critical teacher to pause and reflect about what epistemologically are esthetic learning experiences and how should they be classified and evaluated for curriculum and pedagogy?
Toward the end of Levi-Strauss, Anthropology and Aesthetics, Boris Wiseman explores the ways in which Levi-Strauss's project in Mythologiques (1964-1971) is not only an anthropological endeavor, but also, and perhaps more significantly, an esthetic one.
Blackwell Publishing (Boston, MA) has acquired the "Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry," the official journal of nine dental societies around the world, and "Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research" from BC Decker (Hamilton, ON).
has provided the clinician with opportunities for comprehensive orthodontic treatment using a large number of esthetic and removable aligners (Figure 1).
Such monuments to wilderness are an esthetic luxury which Germany with its timber deficit and the evident land-hunger of its teeming millions, cannot afford.
Hatano et al., "Identification of the neural correlates of cyclothymic temperament using an esthetic judgment for paintings task in fMRI," Journal of Affective Disorders, vol.