What does CUTE mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cunning, cute(adj)

    attractive especially by means of smallness or prettiness or quaintness

    "a cute kid with pigtails"; "a cute little apartment"; "cunning kittens"; "a cunning baby"

  2. cute, precious(adj)

    obviously contrived to charm

    "an insufferably precious performance"; "a child with intolerably cute mannerisms"


  1. Cute(a.)

    pleasantly attractive, in a delicate way; -- said of children, young ladies, pet animals and some objects, but seldom of adults; as, a cute child; a cute kitten; a cute little house; a cute statue.

  2. Cute(a.)

    smart-alecky or impertinent; as, a cute remark.

  3. Cute(a.)

    affectedly clever. RHUD

  4. Origin: [An abbrev. of acute.]


  1. cute(Adjective)

    Possessing physical features, behaviors, personality traits or other properties that are mainly attributed to infants and small or cuddly animals; e.g. fair, dainty, round, and soft physical features, disproportionately large eyes and head, playfulness, fragility, helplessness, curiosity or shyness, innocence, affectionate behavior.

    Our reaction to cute attributes is understood as the way nature ensures mammals care for their young.

  2. cute(Adjective)

    Generally, attractive or pleasing, especially in a youthful, dainty, quaint or fun-spirited way.

  3. cute(Adjective)

    Affected or contrived to charm; mincingly clever; precious; cutesy.

  4. cute(Adjective)

    Mentally keen or discerning; clever; shrewd; see acute.

    Cute trick, but can you do it consistently?

  5. Origin: Shortened from acute, originally “keenly perceptive or discerning, shrewd” (1731). Meaning transferred to “pretty, fetching” by US students (slang) c.1834. Meaning drifted further to associate specifically with the pleasing attraction to features usually possessed by the young.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cute(adj)

    clever; sharp; shrewd; ingenious; cunning

  2. Origin: [An abbrev. of acute.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cute

    kūt, adj. an aphetic form of Acute.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of CUTE in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of CUTE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Albert R. Subers:

    That's not funny or cute!

  2. Tracie Anderson:

    She was a shy girl, it was cute to watch them. He was very loving to her.

  3. Rand Paul:

    We’ve seen Rubio has those cute new boots, and I don’t want to be outdone.

  4. Alyssa Sandeen:

    He just kind of came in and surprised me with a stuffed animal, and I thought it was really cute.

  5. John Roberts:

    You are saying Congress has to be cute about it, our job is to decide cases, their job is to pass laws.

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