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(pronounced AS-theet or ehs-THEET)

Also spelled esthete, this term refers to a person who is devoted to and cultivates a heightened appreciation of beauty as it relates to the arts, which could include fine art, decorative art, architecture and design, fashion, music, literature, film and cuisine. Possessing an aesthetic sense is appealing, while acting hoity-toity and highfalutin is simply annoying.

EXAMPLE: Having an aesthete for an interior design client was quite a challenge to Pam, though she enjoyed the challenge, especially when it came to incorporating his extensive collection of antique musical instruments into the project.