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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If you were to ask our eight-year-old where she spends her weekends, her current answer would be the Museum of Modern Art. And not because she's a mini-esthete with beret and attitude -- this season MOMA simply packs more fun in a single building than any other venue in Manhattan.
It makes him the CEO as esthete -- as un-American an image as they come.
A cultivated esthete, Manookian was fascinated by the French novelist Gustave Flaubert's Salammbo, a historical novel set in ancient Carthage.
My wife and I and our Arab friends mourned the death of a passionate esthete who brought great wit and discernment to the arid confines of Amman society.
They could have been bolder about giving Southern artists a bigger share of the spotlight, but even in their timidity, they have showcased enough top-drawer Southern culture to satisfy the most demanding esthete.
I'd always had the impression that golf was something of an esthete sport, what with the collared polo shirt tucked in to khakis with belt.
Even that relentless esthete Edward Weston, a man accustomed to making things look the way he thought they should look, tips his hat to the desert's brutal power with his 1937 portrait of a dead drifter that he literally stumbled on while walking in the desert near San Diego.
Blunt art historian, esthete, and homosexual was a distant cousin of Queen Mary.
Leader of the esthete Florentine layabouts was Seymour Kirkup, a Brit painter with it was said too much money and not enough talent.
How his appreciation for beauty, art (he is an esthete) is real, but seems to have no impact at all on the world.