from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of aestheticism.
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- n. Alternative spelling of aestheticism.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The principles or doctrines of esthetics.
- n. Attachment to esthetics; a tendency to indulge and cultivate the sense of the beautiful: often used in a disparaging sense, to imply an exaggerated devotion to the subordinate forms of the beautiful, which often results in mere whimsicality or grotesqueness.
esthetic + -ism (Wiktionary)