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aesthetic

adjective uk ( US also esthetic)   /esˈθet.ɪk/ us    /-ˈθet̬-/
relating to the enjoyment or study of beauty: The new building has little aesthetic value/appeal. An aesthetic object or a work of art is one that shows great beauty: furniture that is both aesthetic and functional
aesthetically
adverb uk ( US also esthetically)   /-ɪ.kəl.i/ us  
I like objects to be both functional and aesthetically pleasing.
Translations of “aesthetic”
in Chinese (Traditional) 美感的, 審美的, 美學的…
in Russian эстетический…
in Turkish estetik…
in Chinese (Simplified) 美感的, 审美的, 美学的…
in Polish estetyczny…
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