esthetic esthetic  /ɛs ˈθɛ tɪk/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) (philosophy) a philosophical theory as to what is beautiful
  2. (adj) concerning or characterized by an appreciation of beauty or good taste
  3. (adj) relating to or dealing with the subject of aesthetics
  4. (adj) aesthetically pleasing

Usage(s):

  1. To 20th Century taxpayers, one of the world's least esthetic individuals is the faceless Moloch known to them only by his title, the Collector of Internal Revenue.
  2. Some now defend the fashion on esthetic grounds.

News

  • Dove Real Beauty Sketches And “Dumb Ways To Die” Win Grand Prix In Titanium & Integrated

    With the win, "Dumb Ways" gets a record five Grand Prix. Two of the most shared and viral advertising campaigns of the last year couldn’t be farther apart from each other in tone and esthetic. “Dumb Ways To Die”, a PSA for Metro Trains, uses adorably violent animated characters and a subversive yet radio-worthy song to reduce rail-related deaths in Melbourne. Meanwhile, Dove’s “Real Beauty ...
    on June 23, 2013     Source: Fast Company Magazine

Quotes

  1. "I had a clear, clear command to everyone involved: 'No cynicism,"' said Colbert. "We're not mocking Christmas specials. We're doing MY Christmas special. And that was the esthetic we tried to bring into it. Like, we're really doing this. I...
    on Nov 19, 2008 By: Stephen Colbert Source: CanadaEast.com

  2. "There's a lot of logistical as well as esthetic considerations. Off-shore is much more likely," Bloomberg said later. "If there is a large ape that starts climbing the Empire State Building, it might get in his way."
    on Aug 19, 2008 By: Michael Bloomberg Source: New York Daily News

  3. "The open-space character of the mountain backdrop is an important esthetic and economic asset for adjoining communities, making them attractive locations for homes and businesses. We need to work to maintain the mountain backdrop as a cultural and...
    on Mar 6, 2007 By: Mark Udall Source: YourHub.com

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