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aesthete

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noun aes·thete \ˈes-ˌthēt, British usually ˈēs-\

Simple Definition of aesthete

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of aesthete

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

Examples of aesthete in a sentence

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



Variants of aesthete

also

esthete

Origin and Etymology of aesthete

back-formation from aesthetic


First Known Use: 1881


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