aesthetic

I UK [iːsˈθetɪk] / US [esˈθetɪk] adjective
1) relating to beauty or to the study of the principles of beauty, especially in art

aesthetic qualities/theories/ideals

2) formal nice to look at

The design isn't particularly aesthetic, but at least it's practical.


Derived word:
aesthetically
UK [iːsˈθetɪklɪ] / US [esˈθetɪklɪ] adverb

an aesthetically pleasing performance


II UK [iːsˈθetɪk] / US [esˈθetɪk] noun
Word forms "aesthetic":
singular aesthetic plural aesthetics
1) [singular] the set of principles on which an artist's work is based
2)
a) aesthetics
[uncountable] the study of the nature of beauty, especially in arts such as painting and architecture
b) [plural] the beautiful qualities of something

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