Definition of aestheticism noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(North American English also es-) noun
BrE BrE//iːsˈθetɪsɪzəm//
, BrE//esˈθetɪsɪzəm//
; NAmE NAmE//esˈθetɪsɪzəm//
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[uncountable] an approach to art and life based on the belief that art and beauty should be valued for their own sake, not for a social or moral purpose