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cute

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adjective \ˈkyüt\

Definition of cute

cuter

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cutest

  1. 1a :  clever or shrewd often in an underhanded manner “ … he's a true patriot and statesman … and a most particular cute lawyer.” — Thomas Chandler Haliburtonb :  impertinent, smart-alecky Don't get cute with me.

  2. 2 :  attractive or pretty especially in a childish, youthful, or delicate way a cute puppy a cute smile

  3. 3 :  obviously straining for effect The movie's too cute to be taken seriously.

cutely

adverb

cuteness

noun

Examples of cute in a Sentence

  1. she's very nice, but she's not afraid to get cute when there's something she wants

  2. we're having a serious discussion here, so cut the cute remarks

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Origin and Etymology of cute

short for acute


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cute

noun

Definition of cute

  1. :  the quality or state of being cute or cutesy; also :  an instance of cuteness or cutesiness —usually used in plural a movie suffering from a case of the cutes

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Origin and Etymology of cute

see 1cute



CUTE Defined for English Language Learners

cute

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adjective

Definition of cute for English Language Learners

  • : having a pleasing and usually youthful appearance

  • : attractive in a sexual way

  • : clever in an appealing way


CUTE Defined for Kids

cute

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adjective \ˈkyüt\

Definition of cute for Students

cuter

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cutest

  1. 1 :  attractive in looks or actions a cute puppy

  2. 2 :  clever 2 a cute story

  3. 3 :  clever in a way that annoys Don't be cute with me!



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