aesthetic

[[t]iːsθe̱tɪk, AM es-[/t]]
ADJ-GRADED
Aesthetic is used to talk about beauty or art, and people's appreciation of beautiful things.

...products chosen for their aesthetic appeal as well as their durability and quality.

Derived words:
aesthetically [[t]iːsθe̱tɪkli, AM es-[/t]] ADV-GRADED oft ADV with cl

A statue which is aesthetically pleasing to one person, however, may be repulsive to another.

N-SING: the N
The aesthetic of a work of art is its aesthetic quality.

He responded very strongly to the aesthetic of this particular work.

(in AM, also use esthetic)

English dictionary. 2008.

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