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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of aesthete.

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  • n. Alternative spelling of aesthete.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Same as æsthete, æsthetic, æsthetical, æsthetics, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Properly, one who cultivates the sense of the beautiful; one in whom the artistic sense or faculty is highly developed; one very sensible of the beauties of nature or art.
  • n. Commonly, a person who affects great love of art, music, poetry, and the like, and corresponding indifference to practical matters; one who carries the cultivation of subordinate forms of the beautiful to an exaggerated extent: used in slight contempt.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. one who professes great sensitivity to the beauty of art and nature

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