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Image in the group presenting an opinion about a sculpture as being unaesthetic or "not being in good taste". (1)
Pertaining to beauty, sensitive to what is beautiful and possessing a cultivated and artistic taste. (2)
Word Entries containing the term: “aesthetic
aesth-, esth-, aesthe-, esthe-, aesthesio-, esthesio-, aesthesia-, -esthesia, -aesthetic, -esthetic, -aesthetical, -esthetical, -aesthetically, -esthetically
Greek: feeling, sensation, perception; in this unit.
Word Entries at Word Info: “aesthetic
acetic; ascetic; aesthetic, esthetic
acetic (uh SEE tik) (adjective)
1. Sour, acerbic: These pickles are too acetic; that is, too sour!
2. A reference to vinegar or other acid characteristics: The acetic flavor of vinegar is used in salad dressings to give them a little punch.
ascetic (uh SET ik) (adjective)
A life of rigorous self-discipline and self-denial; an abstainer: Some people believe that most of the early saints chose to live an ascetic lifestyle.
aesthetic, esthetic (es THET ik) (adjective)
Characterized by a heightened sensitivity to beauty: There are practical as well as aesthetic reasons for planting trees.
Showing good taste or being artistic.
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Sometimes a very ascetic person can develop an acetic personality which spoils the natural aesthetic potential of the individual.

aesthetic, esthetic (adjective); more aesthetic, more esthetic; most aesthetic, most esthetic
1. A reference to the sensitivity and appreciation for art and beauty: The Egyptian statues in the museum show the esthetic concepts that the ancient artists created.
2. Relating to pure beauty rather than to other considerations: The esthetic gemstones alone have a special beauty which is extended in the jewelry which incorporates them.
Pertaining to beauty, sensitive to what is beautiful.
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Pertaining to taste, beauty, or fine arts.
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