noun \ˈes-ˌthēt, British usually ˈēs-\

: a person who recognizes and values beauty in art, music, etc.

Full Definition of AESTHETE

:  one having or affecting sensitivity to the beautiful especially in art

Variants of AESTHETE

aes·thete also es·thete \ˈes-ˌthēt, British usually ˈēs-\

Examples of AESTHETE

  1. He regards art critics as a bunch of pretentious aesthetes.

Origin of AESTHETE

back-formation from aesthetic
First Known Use: 1881


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