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Re: Aesthetic/estetica

From:Bryan Maloney <bjm10@...>
Date:Friday, March 12, 1999, 16:29
On Fri, 12 Mar 1999, Edward Heil wrote:

> Aesthetic has to do with fine feelings (usually those produced by > something beautiful); its opposite, anaesthetic, has to do with a > complete lack of feelings. > > "Opposite" in a loose sense of course. :) This is an interesting
Anaesthetic is not the opposite, though, it's merely the negation. The closest we might have to an opposite to aesthetic in English would be "ascetic".