esthetic

Often you can tell a person's esthetic, or sense of what she thinks is beautiful, by stepping into her home and seeing how it's decorated.

The word esthetic is also spelled aesthetic, so don't be confused if you see it written both ways. It's a word to describe someone's idea of what is beautiful. Do you have a modern esthetic or a classic esthetic? If you like the way something appears, you think it has an esthetic appearance. If you like to think about what makes art good, then you are interested in esthetic philosophy.

Definitions of esthetic
  1. adjective
    concerning or characterized by an appreciation of beauty or good taste
    synonyms: aesthetic, aesthetical, esthetical
    artistic
    satisfying aesthetic standards and sensibilities
    cosmetic, enhancive
    serving an aesthetic purpose in beautifying the body
    painterly
    having qualities unique to the art of painting
    sensuous
    taking delight in beauty
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    Antonyms:
    inaesthetic, unaesthetic
    violating aesthetic canons or requirements; deficient in tastefulness or beauty
    inartistic, unartistic
    lacking aesthetic sensibility;
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  2. adjective
    aesthetically pleasing
    synonyms: aesthetic, artistic
    tasteful
    having or showing or conforming to good taste
  3. adjective
    relating to or dealing with the subject of aesthetics
    synonyms: aesthetic
  4. noun
    (philosophy) a philosophical theory as to what is beautiful
    “he despised the esthetic of minimalism”
    synonyms: aesthetic
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    type of:
    philosophical doctrine, philosophical theory
    a doctrine accepted by adherents to a philosophy
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