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Aesthetic vs Ascetic

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Aesthetic (also spelled esthetic) is an adjective that means concerned with beauty or the appreciation of beauty.

Ascetic is an adjective that means the practice of severe self-discipline and abstention from all forms of indulgence, usually for spiritual reasons.

Because of their similar spellings and pronunciations, these words are often misused.

Aesthetic sentence examples:

The couple enjoyed their hotel room because of the large size, comfortable bed and the aesthetic view.

The art show was very enjoyable because of our aesthetic enjoyment of the art, and the chance encounter with some great friends of ours.

Will you please give me your aesthetic opinion on the dresses I chose for the cocktail party?

In my dreams only, I wish my art teacher would tell me that my work was an incredible aesthetic achievement and that I should become a professional painter.

Plastic surgeons make a living out of making the face and body more aesthetic to the eye.

The interior designer crammed so many furnishings in to the room that it turned a beautiful room in to an aesthetic disaster.

Ascetic sentence examples:

He became very antisocial when he chose to live an ascetic life because of his religious beliefs.

All monks live an isolated and ascetic life.

Athletes training for the Olympic Games usually abstain from the pleasures in life and live an ascetic life.

Although he loved steak and bacon, he could not indulge in these foods because of his new ascetic diet.

Most children who inherit a fortune and never have to work a day in their life, usually overindulge and live anything but an ascetic life.

Students who want to do well in college usually adopt an ascetic lifestyle to excel in their courses.

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