Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In pathology, having sensation: as, “a patch of æsthetic skin.”
  • 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.
  • noun The science of beauty. See esthetics.
  • noun In the Kantian philosophy, the forms of sensation (space and time), or of sensibility.

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  • adjective Alternative spelling of aesthetic.

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

  • noun (philosophy) a philosophical theory as to what is beautiful
  • adjective concerning or characterized by an appreciation of beauty or good taste
  • adjective relating to or dealing with the subject of aesthetics
  • adjective aesthetically pleasing

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Examples

  • "Imagination" shares with "beauty" the doubtful honor of being the chief theme in esthetic writings of enthusiastic ignorance.

    June 2010

  • 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."

    The Object in Esthetic Experience

  • "Imagination" shares with "beauty" the doubtful honor of being the chief theme in esthetic writings of enthusiastic ignorance.

    The Reading Experience

  • It is an "object in esthetic experience," not just the provocation to such experience.

    The Object in Esthetic Experience

  • It is an "object in esthetic experience," not just the provocation to such experience.

    January 2010

  • It is an "object in esthetic experience," not just the provocation to such experience.

    John Dewey's *Art as Experience*

  • 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."

    John Dewey's *Art as Experience*

  • "Imagination" shares with "beauty" the doubtful honor of being the chief theme in esthetic writings of enthusiastic ignorance.

    Mysterious Potencies

  • "Imagination" shares with "beauty" the doubtful honor of being the chief theme in esthetic writings of enthusiastic ignorance.

    John Dewey's *Art as Experience*

  • 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."

    January 2010

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