aesthete

noun aes·thete \ ˈes-ˌthēt , British usually ˈēs- \
variants: or less commonly
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of aesthete

: 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.

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Origin and Etymology of aesthete

probably derivative of 1aesthetic or aesthetics, on the model of athletics : athlete and similar pairs


AESTHETE Defined for English Language Learners

aesthete

noun

Definition of aesthete for English Language Learners

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


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