n. a person who cultivates a superior appreciation of beauty, especially in the arts; often used to imply that the person's appreciation is excessive, affected, or impractical.
n. 1. supreme blessedness; exalted happiness
2. (capitalized with the) A series of declarations about blessedness made by Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount
n. the study of improving a species, especially humans, by genetic control such as discouraging the reproduction of individuals presumed to have undesirable innate traits and encouraging the reproduction of those with desirable traits
n. the use of a neutral, mild, or vague word or phrase instead of a more explicit one that might offend