V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary


adjective, noun

Definition: (adj.) concerning or characterized by an appreciation of beauty or good taste; (n.) a theory as to what is beautiful

Synonyms: (adj.) tasteful, beautiful, pleasing, cultured, refined, artistic

Antonyms: (adj.) unaesthetic, ugly

Tips: Aesthetic came from the Greek words for "perceptual" and "to perceive." Today, the word relates to the "perception of beauty." When something is "aesthetically pleasing," it is attractive.

Usage Examples:

It wasn’t the prettiest web site, but its user-friendly interface made up for the lack of aesthetic images. (pleasing, refined)

Gourmet food should look aesthetic as well as taste wonderful. (beautiful, pleasing)

The Zen garden was aesthetically pleasing to the eye. (beautifully, artistically) adverb

It was important to her that the furniture in her house be aesthetic, not just functional. (beautiful, tasteful)

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