What does aesthetic mean?

Definitions for aestheticɛsˈθɛt ɪk

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word aesthetic.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. aesthetic, esthetic(adj)

    (philosophy) a philosophical theory as to what is beautiful

    "he despised the esthetic of minimalism"

  2. aesthetic, esthetic(adj)

    relating to or dealing with the subject of aesthetics

    "aesthetic values"

  3. aesthetic, esthetic, aesthetical, esthetical(adj)

    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"

  4. aesthetic, esthetic, artistic(adj)

    aesthetically pleasing

    "an artistic flower arrangement"


  1. aesthetic(Noun)

    The study of art or beauty.

  2. aesthetic(Noun)

    That which appeals to the senses.

  3. aesthetic(Adjective)

    Concerned with beauty, artistic impact, or appearance.

    It works well enough, but the shabby exterior offends his aesthetic sensibilities.

  4. Origin: From Ästhetik or esthétique, both from αἰσθητικός, from αἰσθάνομαι.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Aesthetic(adj)

    alt. of Aesthetical


  1. Aesthetic

    Aesthetic is the debut EP by American emo band From First to Last, released in 2003. It was the band's first release. Original pressings contain the band's original name First To Last, but later pressings changed when the band added the From to the beginning of their name. In 2008, Aesthetic has become available again in the iTunes Store.

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'aesthetic' in Adjectives Frequency: #931


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of aesthetic in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of aesthetic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. W. Somerset Maugham:

    It's asking a great deal that things should appeal to your reason as well as your sense of the aesthetic.

  2. Alfred North Whitehead:

    Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern.

  3. Arianna Arcara:

    He had found a language, an aesthetic that was very efficient not only to document but to project emotions.

  4. Rmy de Gourmont:

    Aesthetic emotion puts man in a state favorable to the reception of erotic emotion. Art is the accomplice of love. Take love away and there is no longer art.

  5. Hilary Moss:

    It is also important for the person’s sense of being an individual with personal preferences that hospital aesthetics are attended to and that people have control over their aesthetic environment in the hospital whenever possible.

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