variant of aestheticism

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • estheticism — [es thet′ə siz΄əm] n. AESTHETICISM …   English World dictionary

  • estheticism — esthetic (esp. Brit. aesthetic) ► ADJECTIVE 1) concerned with beauty or the appreciation of beauty. 2) of pleasing appearance. ► NOUN ▪ a set of principles underlying the work of a particular artist or artistic movement. DERIVATIVES esthetically… …   English terms dictionary

  • estheticism — /es thet euh siz euhm/, n. aestheticism. * * * …   Universalium

  • estheticism — noun A doctrine which holds esthetics or beauty as the highest ideal or most basic standard. See Also: esthete, esthetics …   Wiktionary

  • estheticism — n. belief that beauty is the primary standard (with other standards being subordinate); excessive devotion to the arts; 19th century art movement characterized by a quest for beauty …   English contemporary dictionary

  • estheticism — es·thet·i·cism …   English syllables

  • estheticism — es•thet•i•cism [[t]ɛsˈθɛt əˌsɪz əm[/t]] n. pho aestheticism …   From formal English to slang

  • estheticism — /əsˈθɛtəsɪzəm/ (say uhs thetuhsizuhm), /is / (say ees ) noun → aestheticism …   Australian English dictionary

  • estheticism — noun see aestheticism * * * /es thet euh siz euhm/, n. aestheticism …   Useful english dictionary

  • aestheticism — also estheticism noun Date: 1855 1. a doctrine that the principles of beauty are basic to other and especially moral principles 2. devotion to or emphasis on beauty or the cultivation of the arts …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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