What does the word aesthetic mean?

Usage examples for aesthetic

  1. Ruth was inclined to be sarcastic, but there was a delicate colour in her cheeks, which pleased his aesthetic sense. – Lavender and Old Lace by Myrtle Reed
  2. I do not deny that there was a certain aesthetic joy in having the Spanish prisoners there for this effect; we came away duly grateful for what we had seen of them; and we had long duly resigned ourselves to seeing no more, when word was sent to us that our young skipper had got a permit to visit the island, and wished us to go with him. – Spanish Prisoners of War From "Literature and Life" by William Dean Howells
  3. That an effort of this kind is not impossible, is proved by the existence in man of an aesthetic faculty along with normal perception. – Creative Evolution by Henri Bergson