aesthetics Definition

  • 1the branch of philosophy that deals with the principles of beauty and artistic taste
  • 2the qualities that make something beautiful or visually pleasing

Using aesthetics: Examples

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

  • Example

    The aesthetics of the building are stunning.

  • Example

    The artist was praised for his sense of aesthetics.

  • Example

    The designer's aesthetics are reflected in the clothing line.

aesthetics Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for aesthetics

Antonyms for aesthetics

Phrases with aesthetics

  • the appearance of something, especially its visual aspects


    The visual aesthetics of the website were carefully designed to be user-friendly.

  • the attractiveness or beauty of something


    The aesthetic appeal of the painting drew many admirers.

  • an experience of beauty or pleasure derived from an object or scene


    The hike through the mountains provided a wonderful aesthetic experience.

Origins of aesthetics

from Greek 'aisthēsis', meaning 'perception'


Summary: aesthetics in Brief

'Aesthetics' [esˈθetɪks] refers to the principles of beauty and artistic taste, as well as the qualities that make something visually pleasing. It is often used to describe the appearance of objects, such as buildings or clothing. Phrases like 'visual aesthetics' and 'aesthetic appeal' focus on the visual aspects of aesthetics, while 'aesthetic experience' describes the pleasure derived from an object or scene.

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