aesthete

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

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

or less commonly

Origin and Etymology of aesthete

back-formation from aesthetic


First Known Use: 1866


AESTHETE Defined for English Language Learners

aesthete

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

Definition of aesthete for English Language Learners

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

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