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Definition related to beauty or good taste — often referring to one's appreciation of beauty or one's sense of what is beautiful


beautiful or tasteful

In Philosophy, "aesthetics" is the study of theories of what is beautiful.
  • It was not aesthetically pleasing.
aesthetically = in a manner that is beautiful or tasteful
  • She expressed concern about the aesthetic impact of wind turbines in such beautiful countryside.
  • aesthetic = attractiveness
  • It's asking a great deal that things should appeal to your reason as well as your sense of the aesthetic.
    W. Somerset Maugham
  • Design can be art. Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that's why it is so complicated.
    Paul Rand
  • He despised the aesthetic of minimalism.
  • He cherishes the arts and aesthetic pleasure.
  • The film was an aesthetic success, but it lost money.
  • Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern.
    Alfred North Whitehead
  • A history is a written narrative of the past that is guided by the facts, as far as the writer can determine and interpret them, and not by some aesthetic, religious, or other consideration.
    Bible - MSN Encarta  -- (retrieved 05/21/06)
  • I am very happy to believe that modern people have to assert a proper balance between getting and spending and their more private lives. I am even content to believe that many people deceive themselves as to their own real interests.  But I assert that those are moral and aesthetic issues for individuals...
    Richard D. North  --  Rich Is Beautiful  -- (retrieved 06/28/06)
  • Development threatened the aesthetic value of the coast line.
  • And though I had been surrounded by women all my days, my appreciation of them had been aesthetic and nothing more.
    London, Jack  --  The Sea Wolf
  • It was the first dawn of the aesthetic emotion.
    Maugham, W. Somerset  --  Of Human Bondage
  • This movement advocated rationality as a means to establish an authoritative system of ethics, aesthetics, and knowledge.
    Age of Enlightenment - Wikipedia  -- (retrieved 05/20/06)
  • The planning commission has to balance the desire for wider roadways against a desire for an aesthetically pleasing downtown.
  • Kama includes the pleasure of the senses, both aesthetic (refined artistic) pleasures and sensual and sexual pleasure.
    Hinduism - MSN Encarta  -- (retrieved 05/21/06)
  • Newtonian physics, the intellectual basis and the aesthetic model for Enlightenment scientism, spread the idea that matter behaves in a mathematically predictable manner that can be understood by postulating laws of nature.
    Deism - Wikipedia  -- (retrieved 05/21/06)
  • His aesthetic sense was such that he preferred natural finishes.
  • Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction.
    Edward O. Wilson
  • One area of focus of aesthetic philosophy is to establish universal criteria of artistic quality regardless of the form of art being discussed.

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