aesthetic sense

aesthetic sense
sense of the beautiful, understanding of what is beauty

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • aesthetic — (n.) 1798, from Ger. Ästhetisch or Fr. esthétique, both from Gk. aisthetikos sensitive, perceptive, from aisthanesthai to perceive (by the senses or by the mind), to feel, from PIE *awis dh yo , from root *au to perceive (see AUDIENCE (Cf.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • has an aesthetic sense — aesthetically gifted, gifted with good taste …   English contemporary dictionary

  • aesthetic — I. adjective also esthetic or aesthetical or esthetical Etymology: German ästhetisch, from New Latin aestheticus, from Greek aisthētikos of sense perception, from aisthanesthai to perceive more at audible Date: 1798 1. a. of, relating to, or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • aesthetic — /es thet ik/ or, esp. Brit., /ees /, adj. 1. pertaining to a sense of the beautiful or to the science of aesthetics. 2. having a sense of the beautiful; characterized by a love of beauty. 3. pertaining to, involving, or concerned with pure… …   Universalium

  • aesthetic — [18] In strict etymological terms, aesthetic relates to perception via the senses. It comes ultimately from the Greek verb aísthesthai ‘perceive’ (which is related to Latin audīre ‘hear’), and this meaning is preserved in anaesthetic, literally… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • aesthetic — [18] In strict etymological terms, aesthetic relates to perception via the senses. It comes ultimately from the Greek verb aísthesthai ‘perceive’ (which is related to Latin audīre ‘hear’), and this meaning is preserved in anaesthetic, literally… …   Word origins

  • aesthetic — /əsˈθɛtɪk / (say uhs thetik), /is / (say ees ) adjective 1. relating to the sense of the beautiful or the science of aesthetics. 2. having a sense of the beautiful; characterised by a love of beauty. –noun 3. a philosophical theory as to what is… …  

  • aesthetic — aesthet·ic || iːs θetɪk(l) adj. of or pertaining to appreciation of the beautiful; showing a refined sense of taste …   English contemporary dictionary

  • aesthetic — aes•thet•ic or esthetic [[t]ɛsˈθɛt ɪk[/t]] adj. 1) pertaining to a sense of beauty or to aesthetics 2) having a love of beauty 3) concerned with emotion and sensation as opposed to intellectuality 4) pho a theory or idea of what is aesthetically… …   From formal English to slang

  • Moral sense theory — (also known as sentimentalism) is a view in meta ethics according to which morality is somehow grounded in moral sentiments or emotions. Some take it to be primarily a view about the nature of moral facts or moral beliefs (a primarily… …   Wikipedia

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