Definition of aesthete
: one having or affecting sensitivity to the beautiful especially in art
Examples of aesthete in a Sentence
He regards art critics as a bunch of pretentious aesthetes.
Recent Examples of aesthete from the Web
The characters’ tendency to explicate the story’s themes is also distancing, albeit plausible for a series about theory-conscious aesthetes.
While the Play line has become an approachable entry point to the Comme des Garçons universe, much of Kawakubo's work remains too esoteric for all but the most committed aesthetes—and music artists are no exception.
First staged at the Old Vic Theater in London, Mr. Jones’s interpretation, designed by Stewart Laing, is ravishing enough to please the sort of aesthetes who worship Robert Wilson’s exquisite dreamscapes.
The highlight is a trio of sculptures by Sarah Anderson, whose precariously balanced constructions of light bulbs, javelins, and fragments of some of her previous works suggest traps devised by an aesthete-survivalist.
Just as a madeleine once summoned the memories of a Parisian aesthete, this offprint...
Hill was an Old Etonian, a school contemporary of such aristo-aesthetes as Harold Acton, Cyril Connolly, James Lees-Milne, and Anthony Powell.
Archie is an aesthete, although this means different things to different variants.
The protagonist, one Reginald Bunthorne, is a foppish aesthete who’s gained star status but is frustrated in his attempts to win the heart of the titular milkmaid Patience.
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Origin and Etymology of aesthete
back-formation from aesthetic
First Known Use: 1866See Words from the same year
AESTHETE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of aesthete for English Language Learners
: a person who recognizes and values beauty in art, music, etc.
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