aesthetic

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aesthetic

adjective
(1) Referring to that which is pleasing to the senses, as in aesthetic (cosmetic) surgery.
(2) Referring to sensation (obsolete).

es·thet·ic

(es-thet'ik)
1. Pertaining to the sensations.
2. Pertaining to esthetics (i.e., beauty).
Synonym(s): aesthetic.
[G. aisthēsis, sensation]

es·thet·ic

(es-thet'ik)
1. Pertaining to the sensations.
2. Pertaining to esthetics (i.e., beauty).
[G. aisthēsis, sensation]
References in classic literature ?
But listless as he lounges there, rather baffled on the aesthetic question, and guilty of the damning fault (as we have lately discovered it to be) of confounding the merit of the artist with that of his work (for he admires the squinting Madonna of the young lady with the boyish coiffure, because he thinks the young lady herself uncommonly taking), he is a sufficiently promising acquaintance.
Those lectures of Lowell's had a great influence with me, and I tried to like whatever they bade me like, after a fashion common to young people when they begin to read criticisms; their aesthetic pride is touched; they wish to realize that they too can feel the fine things the critic admires.
Her chromo-trained aesthetic sense exceeded its education and told her that here were beauty and wonder.