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cute

 (kyo͞ot)
adj. cut·er, cut·est
1.
a. Attractive or pretty in a youthful or dainty way: a cute puppy; a child wearing a cute outfit.
b. Sexually attractive; good-looking: a cute boyfriend.
2. Obviously contrived to charm; precious: "[He] mugs so ferociously he kills the humor—it's an insufferably cute performance" (David Ansen).
3. Clever or witty, especially in an impertinent or evasive way, as in falsely suggesting that one is ignorant about the matter at hand.

[Short for acute.]

cute′ly adv.
cute′ness n.
Word History: Cute was originally a shortened form of acute in the sense "keenly perceptive or discerning, shrewd." In this sense cute is first recorded in a dictionary published in 1731. Probably cute came to be used as a term of approbation for things demonstrating acuteness or ingenious design, and so it went on to develop its own sense of "pretty, fetching."

cute

(kjuːt)
adj
1. appealing or attractive, esp in a pretty way
2. chiefly informal US sexually attractive
3. informal affecting cleverness or prettiness
4. clever; shrewd
[C18 (in the sense: clever): shortened from acute]
ˈcutely adv
ˈcuteness n

cute

(kyut)

adj. cut•er, cut•est,
adv. adj.
1. attractive, esp. in a dainty way; pleasingly pretty.
2. charmingly attractive.
3. affectedly pretty or clever; precious.
4. mentally keen; clever; shrewd.
adv.
5. Informal. in a cute manner; cutely.
[1615–25; aph. variant of acute]
cute′ly, adv.
cute′ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.cute - attractive especially by means of smallness or prettiness or quaintness; "a cute kid with pigtails"; "a cute little apartment"; "cunning kittens"; "a cunning baby"
attractive - pleasing to the eye or mind especially through beauty or charm; "a remarkably attractive young man"; "an attractive personality"; "attractive clothes"; "a book with attractive illustrations"
2.cute - obviously contrived to charm; "an insufferably precious performance"; "a child with intolerably cute mannerisms"
artful - marked by skill in achieving a desired end especially with cunning or craft; "the artful dodger"; "an artful choice of metaphors"

cute

adjective appealing, sweet, attractive, engaging, charming, delightful, lovable, winsome, winning, cutesy (informal, chiefly U.S.) a cute little baby
Translations
جَذَّابحاد الذَكاءذَكي، لطيف، حاد الذِّهن
roztomilývychytralýrozkošný
sødnuttetsmartfiffigkær
nättisöpösuloinen
dražestan
agyafúrtaranyoscukiédeshelyes
sætur, indællsniîugur
かわいい
귀여운
sąmojingas
apķērīgsgudrspievilcīgsviltīgs
drăgălaşdrăguţ
prikupenprivlačen
gulligsöt
น่ารัก
đáng yêu

cute

[kjuːt] ADJ
1. (= sweet) [face, animal, baby] → lindo, precioso, mono, rico; [person] → guapo
isn't he cute! (= baby) → ¡qué lindo es!, ¡qué mono or rico es!; (= pet) → ¡qué lindo es!, ¡qué mono or rico es!, ¡es una monada or monería!; (= man) → ¡es guapísimo!
2. (esp US) (= clever) → listo, vivo (LAm); (= affecting prettiness etc) → presumido

cute

[ˈkjuːt] adj
(= sweet) [child, kitten, picture] → mignon(ne), adorable
(= attractive) [man, woman] → mignon(ne)
(= clever) → malin/igne

cute

adj (+er)
(inf: = sweet) → süß, niedlich
(esp US inf: = clever) idea, gadgetdufte (inf), → prima (inf); (= shrewd) person, moveschlau, gerissen, clever (inf); that was pretty cute of himdas hat er ganz schön schlau hingekriegt (inf)

cute

[kjuːt] adj (esp Am) (sweet) → carino/a, grazioso/a; (clever) → furbo/a, astuto/a

cute

(kjuːt) adjective
1. (especially American) attractive or pleasing in any way. a cute baby.
2. cunningly clever. You think you're pretty cute, don't you!

cute

جَذَّاب roztomilý sød niedlich χαριτωμένος mono söpö mignon dražestan carino かわいい 귀여운 schattig søt ładny encantador милый gullig น่ารัก sevimli đáng yêu 可爱的
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