What's the Difference Between 'Aesthetic' and 'Esthetic'?

In this blog post we look at when to use aesthetic and when to use esthetic.

'Aesthetic' or 'Esthetic'?

"Aesthetic" and "esthetic" are two different spellings of the same word, which refers to the principles of art and beauty, or the appreciation of beauty. However, "aesthetic" is the more widely accepted spelling of this word.

"Esthetic" is listed as a US spelling variant in the Merriam-Webster dictionary although it is not listed as an accepted spelling in British dictionaries.

Here are a few examples of sentences using "aesthetic":

  • "The design of the building has a modern aesthetic."

  • "She has a keen sense of aesthetic and always wears stylish clothing."

  • "The artwork has a bold and vibrant aesthetic."

  • "He has a refined aesthetic and always chooses high-quality products."

Aesthetic or Esthetic
Aesthetic or Esthetic