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Esthetic meaning

esthetic - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. ( philosophy) a philosophical theory as to what is beautiful; " he despised the esthetic of minimalism"
  2. 2. Alt. of Esthetics
  3. 3. Esthetically, aesthetically.
  4. 4. Having a love of the beautiful; pertaining to, or appreciative of, the fine arts.

esthetic - examples of usage

  1. Certain diversions were controlled by more persistent motive, as when the idle warrior occupied his leisure in meaningless ornamentation of his garment or tipi, or spent hours of leisure in esthetic modification of his weapon or ceremonial badge, and to this purposeless activity, which engendered design with its own progress, the incipient graphic art of the tribes was largely due. - "The Siouan Indians", W. J. McGee.
  2. What seemed to me my esthetic success in him possibly softened me to his ethical shortcomings; but I do not expect others to share my weakness for Jeff Durgin, whose strong, rough surname had been waiting for his personality ever since I had got it off the side of an ice- cart many years before. - "The Landlord at Lion's Head, Complete", William Dean Howells Last Updated: February 27, 2009.
  3. Fitness as applied to book design means, of course, that the material form of the book shall correspond to its spiritual substance, shall be no finer and no meaner, and shall produce a like, even if a slighter, esthetic impression. - "The Booklover and His Books", Harry Lyman Koopman.
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