aesthete, aesthetic
are spelt with initial ae- in BrE and pronounced ees-theet and ees-thet-ik. In AmE they are often spelt esthete and esthetic, and are pronounced es-theet and es-thet-ik.

Modern English usage. 2014.

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  • aesthete — aesthete, dilettante, connoisseur all designate a person conspicuous for his enjoyment and appreciation of the beautiful, the exquisite, or the choice. Aesthete implies highly developed sensibilities, with acute delight in beauty of color, line,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • aesthete — (n.) 1878, in vogue 1881, from Gk. aisthetes one who perceives, from stem of aisthanesthai to perceive, to feel (see AESTHETIC (Cf. aesthetic)). I want to be an aesthete, And with the aesthetes stand; A sunflower on my forehead, And a lily in my… …   Etymology dictionary

  • aesthete — [es′thēt΄] n. [Gr aisthētēs, a person who perceives: see AESTHETIC] 1. a person highly sensitive to art and beauty 2. a person who artificially cultivates artistic sensitivity or makes a cult of art and beauty SYN. AESTHETE, although applied to… …   English World dictionary

  • AEsthete — [AE]s thete, n. [Gr. ? one who perceives.] One who makes much or overmuch of [ae]sthetics. [Recent] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aesthete — (US also esthete) ► NOUN ▪ a person who is appreciative of art and beauty …   English terms dictionary

  • aesthete — UK [ˈiːsθiːt] / US [ˈesˌθɪt] noun [countable] Word forms aesthete : singular aesthete plural aesthetes someone who loves and understands beauty, art, music etc …   English dictionary

  • aesthete — [[t]i͟ːsθiːt, AM e̱s [/t]] aesthetes N COUNT An aesthete is someone who loves and appreciates works of art and beautiful things. Ant: philistine (in AM, also use esthete) …   English dictionary

  • aesthete — estetas statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Grožį jaučiantis ir suprantantis žmogus. kilmė gr. aisthētēs – jaučiantis atitikmenys: angl. aesthete vok. Ästhet, m rus. эстет …   Sporto terminų žodynas

  • aesthete — estetas statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Žmogus, kuris gyvenime vadovaujasi vien tik estetiniais kriterijais arba teikia jiems pirmenybę; estetizmo šalininkas. kilmė gr. aisthētēs – jaučiantis atitikmenys: angl. aesthete vok.… …   Sporto terminų žodynas

  • aesthete — also esthete noun Etymology: back formation from aesthetic Date: 1881 one having or affecting sensitivity to the beautiful especially in art …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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