aesthetic Definition

  • 1concerned with beauty or the appreciation of beauty
  • 2a set of principles underlying and guiding the work of a particular artist or artistic movement

Using aesthetic: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "aesthetic" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The aesthetic appeal of the building is undeniable.

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    She has an aesthetic sense that allows her to create beautiful designs.

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    The art exhibit showcased a variety of different aesthetics.

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    The company's products are known for their sleek and modern aesthetic.

aesthetic Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for aesthetic

Antonyms for aesthetic

Phrases with aesthetic

  • surgery performed to improve a person's appearance rather than for medical reasons


    She underwent aesthetic surgery to enhance her features.

  • an experience that involves the appreciation of beauty or art


    The museum offers visitors a unique aesthetic experience.

  • a late 19th-century movement in art and design that emphasized the importance of beauty and craftsmanship


    The aesthetic movement had a significant impact on the decorative arts.

Origins of aesthetic

from Greek 'aisthēsis', meaning 'perception'


Summary: aesthetic in Brief

The term 'aesthetic' [esˈθetɪk] refers to beauty or the appreciation of beauty. It can be used as an adjective to describe something that is visually pleasing, or as a noun to refer to a set of principles guiding the work of an artist or artistic movement. Examples include 'The aesthetic appeal of the building is undeniable,' and 'The company's products are known for their sleek and modern aesthetic.' Phrases like 'aesthetic surgery' and 'aesthetic movement' denote surgery for appearance and a late 19th-century art movement, respectively.

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