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Main Entry: aes•thet•ic

Pronunciation: es-'the-tik, is-, British usually Es- Variant(s): or aes•thet•i•cal /-ti-k&l/
Function: adjective
Etymology: German ństhetisch, from New Latin aestheticus, from Greek aisthEtikos of sense perception, from aisthanesthai to perceive

1 a : of, relating to, or dealing with aesthetics or the beautiful b : ARTISTIC a work of aesthetic value c : pleasing in appearance : ATTRACTIVE "easy-to-use keyboards, clear graphics, and other ergonomic and aesthetic features" -- Mark Mehler

2 : appreciative of, responsive to, or zealous about the beautiful; also : responsive to or appreciative of what is pleasurable to the senses
- aes•thet•i•cal•ly /-ti-k(&-)lE/ adverb