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Cute vs. Handsome

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Cuteadjective

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.’;

Handsomeadjective

(of people, things, etc) Having a good appearance; good-looking.

‘a handsome garment, house, tree, or horse’;

Cuteadjective

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

‘Let's go to the mall and look for cute girls.’;

Handsomeadjective

(of a man or boy) Visually attractive; pleasant looking, good-looking. Examples contradict label. Also, it seems to me that Austen uses "handsome" about women synonymously with "beautiful", so maybe that is an obsolete sense?

‘a handsome man’;

Cuteadjective

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

‘The actor's performance was too cute for me. All that mugging to the audience killed the humor.’; ‘Don't get cute with me, boy!’;

Handsomeadjective

(of a woman) Striking, impressive and elegantly proportioned, though not typically beautiful.

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Cuteadjective

Mentally keen or discerning (See also acute)

‘Cute trick, but can you do it consistently?’;

Handsomeadjective

Good, appealing, appropriate.

Cuteadjective

Clever; sharp; shrewd; ingenious; cunning.

Handsomeadjective

(of weather) Fine, clear and bright.

Cuteadjective

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.

Handsomeadjective

Suitable or fit in action; marked with propriety and ease; appropriate.

‘a handsome style, etc.’;

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Cuteadjective

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

Handsomeadjective

Generous or noble in character.

‘Handsome is as handsome does.’;

Cuteadjective

affectedly clever.

Handsomeadjective

Ample; moderately large.

‘a handsome salary’;

Cuteadjective

attractive especially by means of smallness or prettiness or quaintness;

‘a cute kid with pigtails’; ‘a cute little apartment’; ‘cunning kittens’; ‘a cunning baby’;

Handsomeadjective

Dexterous; skillful.

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Cuteadjective

obviously contrived to charm;

‘an insufferably precious performance’; ‘a child with intolerably cute mannerisms’;

Handsomeverb

To render handsome.

Cuteadjective

attractive in a pretty or endearing way

‘she had a cute little nose’;

Handsomeadjective

Dexterous; skillful; handy; ready; convenient; - applied to things as persons.

‘That they [engines of war] be both easy to be carried and handsome to be moved and turned about.’; ‘For a thief it is so handsome as it may seem it was first invented for him.’;

Cuteadjective

sexually attractive; good-looking

‘Ryan's cute but he's kinda young’; ‘a cute guy’;

Handsomeadjective

Agreeable to the eye or to correct taste; having a pleasing appearance or expression; attractive; having symmetry and dignity; comely; - expressing more than pretty, and less than beautiful; as, a handsome man or woman; a handsome garment, house, tree, horse.

Cuteadjective

clever or cunning, especially in a self-seeking or superficial way

‘the two brothers were cute enough to find a couple of rich women and marry them’; ‘she had a real cute idea’;

Handsomeadjective

Suitable or fit in action; marked with propriety and ease; graceful; becoming; appropriate; as, a handsome style, etc.

‘Easiness and handsome address in writing.’;

Handsomeadjective

Evincing a becoming generosity or nobleness of character; liberal; generous.

‘Handsome is as handsome does.’;

Handsomeadjective

Ample; moderately large.

‘He . . . accumulated a handsome sum of money.’;

Handsomeverb

To render handsome.

Handsomeadjective

pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion;

‘a fine-looking woman’; ‘a good-looking man’; ‘better-looking than her sister’; ‘very pretty but not so extraordinarily handsome’; ‘our southern women are well-favored’;

Handsomeadjective

given or giving freely;

‘was a big tipper’; ‘the bounteous goodness of God’; ‘bountiful compliments’; ‘a freehanded host’; ‘a handsome allowance’; ‘Saturday's child is loving and giving’; ‘a liberal backer of the arts’; ‘a munificent gift’; ‘her fond and openhanded grandfather’;

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