I have posted about favourite words before. So this time one of my least favourite… I find it is overused, often in the wrong context.
- nice to look at, pleasing to the eye
- relating to beauty (used to describe works of art)
– The architects are planning some aesthetic improvements to the outside of the building.
– The design is not particularly aesthetic, but at least it is practical.
Now, I could say that this rose is, quite simply, beautiful.
Or I could say this rose possesses an aesthetic beauty.
Which do you prefer?