esthetics esthetics  /ɛs ˈθɛ tɪks/


  • (n) (art) the branch of philosophy dealing with beauty and taste (emphasizing the evaluative criteria that are applied to art)

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  1. They took courses in logic, ethics, esthetics, gulped down big doses of music, economics, architecture, studied some of the major concepts in the social and natural sciences.
  2. Urban esthetics aside, the damage to Hong Kong residents' lungs may be worse.
  3. But concert halls are filled with comparatively poor folk, and simple esthetics do not attract the wealthy strongly enough to fill high-priced stalls.


  • Marblehead nurse, partner open medical esthetics space

    Michelle Doran of Marblehead has been a registered nurse since 1996 and an advanced-practice nurse for the past 12 years at Hospice of the North Shore and North Shore Medical Center. A few years ago, she discovered her fun, artistic gift for medical esthetics, and her practice has “taken off,” Doran reported.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Marblehead Reporter


  1. "If in our haste to 'progress,' the economics of ecology are disregarded by citizens and policymakers alike, the result will be an ugly America," Udall wrote in 1963. "We cannot afford an America where expedience tramples upon esthetics and...
    on Mar 20, 2010 By: Stewart Udall Source: Daily Beast

  2. "Government decisionmakers select the monuments that portray what they view as appropriate for the place in question, taking into account such content-based factors as esthetics, history, and local culture," Justice Samuel Alito wrote for the...
    on Feb 25, 2009 By: Samuel Alito Source: Christian Science Monitor

  3. "When you're on that high of a perch you're going to have people who are going to do their best to try and knock you down from it - out of spite or envy or esthetics or whatever," said Cross, Toronto host of the syndicated radio show "The...
    on Nov 20, 2007 By: Alan Cross Source: Brandon Sun

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