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

  • n. Variant of aestheticism.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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)



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