from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Variant of aesthetic.
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- adj. Alternative spelling of aesthetic.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to the science of taste or beauty; pertaining to or originating in the sense of the beautiful: as, the esthetic faculty.
- Having a sense of the beautiful; characterized by a love for the beautiful.
- Pertaining to the practice of the fine arts; pertaining to or accordant with the rules, principles, or tendencies of the fine arts: as, an esthetic pose; esthetic dress.
- In the Kantian philosophy, pertaining to sensation or the sensibility: sensuous.
- n. The science of beauty. See esthetics.
- n. In the Kantian philosophy, the forms of sensation (space and time), or of sensibility.
- In pathology, having sensation: as, “a patch of æsthetic skin.”
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (philosophy) a philosophical theory as to what is beautiful
- adj. concerning or characterized by an appreciation of beauty or good taste
- adj. relating to or dealing with the subject of aesthetics
- adj. aesthetically pleasing
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"Imagination" shares with "beauty" the doubtful honor of being the chief theme in esthetic writings of enthusiastic ignorance.
What is overlooked is that it is not the painting as a picture (that is, the object in esthetic experience) that causes certain effects "in us."
It is an "object in esthetic experience," not just the provocation to such experience.
I can't imagine where she gets them; partly I think from a general conviction that the 'esthetic' -- a horrible insidious foreign disease -- is eating the healthy core out of English life (dear old English life!) and partly from the charming pictures in _Punch_ and the clever satirical articles, pointing at mysterious depths of contamination, in the other weekly papers.
The design esthetic is part of the way in which people instinctively 'judge' an overall book. if, as I suspect from what I've been asked by people who definitely buy a lot of SF/F, people are now equating a certain cover stock with 'unprofessional', then it should be a factor in the choice the publisher makes. (
MacAlister, answered Stephen, would call my esthetic theory applied Aquinas.
-- MacAlister, answered Stephen, would call my esthetic theory applied Aquinas.
This is ordinarily called the esthetic sense, but that is an inexact term, for esthetic sense signifies a sense of the beautiful and what is esthetic is not necessarily beautiful.
-- MacAlister, answered Stephen, would call my esthetic theory applied
The third -- that is, the esthetic -- repulsion toward publicity in respect to the natural history of sex, I will not pretend to judge.
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