Know Your Next Word : aesthetic

21. aesthetic :

adjective :

having to do with artistic beauty, artistic

usage :

• Our Art Professor had a highly developed aesthetic sense. He found things to admire in paintings that, to us, looked like garbage.

• the clean lines, bare surfaces, and sense of space that bespeak the machine-age aesthetic.

• the aesthetic faculties.

• a generous Age of Aquarius aesthetic that said that everything was art.

• What troubled him was the squalor of [the colonel's] aesthetic.

• the illustrations made the book an aesthetic success

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