aestheticism

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noun aes·thet·i·cism \es-ˈthe-tə-ˌsi-zəm, is-\

Definition of aestheticism

  1. 1 :  a doctrine that the principles of beauty are basic to other and especially moral principles

  2. 2 :  devotion to or emphasis on beauty or the cultivation of the arts

1855

First Known Use of aestheticism

1855

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