38. Beauty


adonism
the beautification of a person, usually a male.
aesthetician, esthetician
1. a specialist in aesthetics.
2. a proponent of aestheticism.
aestheticism, estheticism
the doctrine that the principles of beauty are basic and that other principles (the good, the right) are derived from them, applied especially to a late 19th-century movement to bring art into daily life. See also 23. ART .
aesthetics, esthetics
a branch of philosophy dealing with beauty and the beautiful. — aesthetic, n., adj. aesthetical, adj.
cosmetology
the art or practice of the beautification of the skin, hair, or nails. — cosmetologist, n. cosmetological, adj.
philocalist
a lover of beauty. — philocaly, n.
pulchritude
physical beauty, especially that of women. — pulchritudinous, adj.

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