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“aesthetic” in English

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aestheticadjective

US also esthetic uk /esˈθet.ɪk/ us /esˈθet̬.ɪk/
aesthetically
adverb US also esthetically uk /esˈθet.ɪ.kəl.i/ us /esˈθet̬.ɪ.kəl.i/

I like objects to be both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

(Definition of “aesthetic” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“aesthetic” in American English

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aestheticadjective

also esthetic us /esˈθet̬·ɪk/

relating to the enjoyment or study of beauty, or showing great beauty:

Those buildings have little aesthetic appeal.
aesthetically
adverb also esthetically us /esˈθet̬·ɪk·li/

I like objects to be both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

(Definition of “aesthetic” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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aesthetic

Throughout history the arts have used the most progressive technologies of the day, and scientific debates have influenced many aesthetic theories.
In these individuals, the thought process and intelligence are governed by instincts which correspond to underdeveloped higher moral and aesthetic emotions and an inability to share social or patriotic bonds.
In many towns, we have not only insulated buildings, but also the aesthetic value, the quality of life and the reduced cost of living are by no means negligible.
On the one hand, we are dealing with commodities, but art and culture are never merely commodities; they are always bearers of meaning, of identity and of aesthetic expression.
We all know how important forests are to the planetary balance, to biodiversity and to economic activity, not to mention the aesthetic and environmental benefits they bring.
None other than the ruthless laws of the market are crushing, degrading and homogenising every cultural, aesthetic, artistic and moral value.
Our position on culture depends on the type of policy it promotes and the values, principles and aesthetic standards it puts forward.