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Cute Definition and Meaning

By Tayyaba Rehman & Urooj Arif — Updated on February 29, 2024
"Cute" describes something or someone that is charmingly attractive, often in a small, youthful, or endearing way. e.g., The kitten's playful antics were undeniably cute.
Cute

Cute Definitions

Cute implies an appealing and delightful attractiveness, especially in a small or pretty form.
She wore a cute dress with floral patterns.
Urooj Arif
Jan 27, 2024
Cute signifies something irresistibly charming, often small or dainty.
The baby's smile was simply cute.
Urooj Arif
Jan 27, 2024
Cute refers to something delightful in a delicate, unassuming way.
They found a cute, hidden café during their walk.
Fiza Rafique
Jan 27, 2024
Cute refers to an adorable appearance or behavior that evokes fondness.
His cute gesture of helping the elderly lady won hearts.
Fiza Rafique
Jan 27, 2024
Cute can describe clever or witty actions or remarks, charming in a shrewd way.
His response was not only smart but also cute.
Fiza Rafique
Jan 27, 2024
Cute is used for things small and lovely, eliciting warm affection.
The tiny, cute house was perfect for the newlyweds.
Urooj Arif
Jan 27, 2024
Cute indicates an enchanting, appealing quality in someone's personality or looks.
Her cute laugh was contagious.
Fiza Rafique
Jan 27, 2024
Attractive or pretty in a youthful or dainty way
A cute puppy.
A child wearing a cute outfit.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 27, 2024
Clever or witty, especially in an impertinent or evasive way, as in falsely suggesting that one is ignorant about the matter at hand.
Urooj Arif
Jan 27, 2024
Lovable, charming, attractive or pleasing, especially in a youthful, dainty, quaint or fun-spirited way.
Let's go to the mall and look for cute girls.
Urooj Arif
Jan 27, 2024
Cute encompasses anything that makes one go aww due to its delightful nature.
The puppy's clumsy walk was cute.
Fiza Rafique
Jan 27, 2024
Obviously contrived to charm; precious
"[He] mugs so ferociously he kills the humor—it's an insufferably cute performance" (David Ansen).
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 27, 2024
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.
Fiza Rafique
Jan 27, 2024
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!
Fiza Rafique
Jan 27, 2024
Mentally keen or discerning (See also acute)
Cute trick, but can you do it consistently?
Urooj Arif
Jan 27, 2024
Evincing cleverness; surprising in its elegance or unconventionality (but of limited importance).
There's a cute alternative proof of this using lambda calculus.
Urooj Arif
Jan 27, 2024
Clever; sharp; shrewd; ingenious; cunning.
Urooj Arif
Jan 27, 2024
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.
Fiza Rafique
Jan 27, 2024
Smart-alecky or impertinent; as, a cute remark.
Fiza Rafique
Jan 27, 2024
Affectedly clever.
Urooj Arif
Jan 27, 2024
Attractive especially by means of smallness or prettiness or quaintness;
A cute kid with pigtails
A cute little apartment
Cunning kittens
A cunning baby
Urooj Arif
Jan 27, 2024
Obviously contrived to charm;
An insufferably precious performance
A child with intolerably cute mannerisms
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 27, 2024
Cute conveys a youthful, innocent charm that is endearing.
The child's cute pronunciation of difficult words amused everyone.
Urooj Arif
Jan 27, 2024
Cute often relates to things that are attractively quaint or pretty.
She had a cute, freckled face.
Urooj Arif
Jan 27, 2024

Cute Snonyms

Charming

Pleasant or attractive.
His charming demeanor won everyone over.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 29, 2024

Lovely

Exquisitely beautiful.
The view from the hill was simply lovely.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 29, 2024

Engaging

Charming and attractive.
Her engaging smile captivated the audience.
Sumaia Saeed
Feb 29, 2024

Pleasing

Agreeable to the senses or mind.
The design of the house is very pleasing.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 29, 2024

Adorable

Inspiring great affection; delightful.
The baby's smile is absolutely adorable.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 29, 2024

Attractive

Pleasing or appealing to the senses.
The brochure showed the city's most attractive sights.
Munazza Shafiq
Feb 29, 2024

Winsome

Attractive or appealing in appearance or character.
Her winsome personality made her very popular.
Rabia Sajjad
Feb 29, 2024

Sweet

Pleasing in general; delightful.
She left a sweet note for her friend.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 29, 2024

Endearing

Inspiring affection.
His endearing habits make him very likable.
Urooj Arif
Feb 29, 2024

Fetching

Attractive; captivating.
She wore a fetching dress to the party.
Urooj Arif
Feb 29, 2024

Cute Idioms & Phrases

Cute as a kitten

Incredibly adorable, often used for small, fluffy animals or children.
The way the baby giggled and clapped her hands was cute as a kitten.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 29, 2024

Cute as a bug's ear

Extremely cute, often used humorously due to the incongruity of bugs having cute ears.
The newborn puppies were cute as a bug's ear, snuggling together in their bed.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 29, 2024

As cute as a button

Extremely charming or adorable.
The little girl in her pink dress was as cute as a button, drawing smiles from everyone she passed.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 29, 2024

Too cute by half

Excessively cute in a way that seems artificial or irritating.
The actor's constant winking and smiling was too cute by half, making the interview rather awkward.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 29, 2024

Cute but cunning

Appearing innocent and adorable but actually being sly and deceptive.
Despite her cute but cunning facade, she was a shrewd businesswoman.
Urooj Arif
Jan 29, 2024

Cute trick

A clever or cunning action, not necessarily positive.
It was a cute trick to hide the keys where no one would think to look.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 29, 2024

Cutely competitive

Engaging in competition with a charming, non-threatening demeanor.
The siblings were cutely competitive, always trying to outdo each other with a smile.
Fiza Rafique
Jan 29, 2024

Playing it cute

Acting in a calculatedly adorable way to gain favor or advantage.
He was playing it cute with his teacher, hoping for an extension on his project.
Urooj Arif
Jan 29, 2024

Cutely clueless

Appearing naive or innocent in an endearing way.
Her cutely clueless questions about technology always made us laugh.
Urooj Arif
Jan 29, 2024

Cute as a bug in a rug

Feeling snug, comfortable, and happy.
Wrapped up in her cozy blanket, she was as cute as a bug in a rug.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 29, 2024

Cute enough to eat

Extremely adorable, as if one could metaphorically 'eat them up.'
The baby in his little bear suit was cute enough to eat.
Urooj Arif
Jan 29, 2024

Cute as a picture

Extremely adorable or picturesque.
The toddler dressed in a fairy costume was cute as a picture.
Urooj Arif
Jan 29, 2024

Cute as a cupcake

Very charming and sweet, often used to describe someone's appearance or personality.
With her rosy cheeks and bright eyes, the little girl was as cute as a cupcake.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 29, 2024

Cute as a speckled pup

Very cute, often used in rural or colloquial contexts.
The little boy with his freckles was as cute as a speckled pup.
Urooj Arif
Jan 29, 2024

Cute but clueless

Appearing charming or attractive but lacking understanding or knowledge.
He was cute but clueless about how to cook even the simplest meal.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 29, 2024

Cute meets clever

A situation where attractiveness is combined with intelligence.
In the debate team, it was a case of cute meets clever, with participants being both articulate and charming.
Urooj Arif
Jan 29, 2024

Cute beyond compare

So charming or delightful that it surpasses usual standards.
The garden in spring was cute beyond compare, with flowers blooming in every corner.
Fiza Rafique
Jan 29, 2024

Cute and coy

Attractive in a shy or reserved manner.
Her cute and coy demeanor won her many admirers at the party.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 29, 2024

Cute as a fox

Attractive and cunning, often used to describe someone who is clever in a charming way.
She was as cute as a fox, always finding creative solutions to complex problems.
Fiza Rafique
Jan 29, 2024

Cute as a cricket

Very cute, often referring to something small and lively.
The energetic puppy, bouncing around the yard, was as cute as a cricket.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 29, 2024

Cute Example Sentences

Her cute, round glasses suited her face perfectly.
Urooj Arif
Jan 29, 2024
He bought a cute, stuffed bear for his younger sister.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 29, 2024
The little girl's cute dimples appeared every time she smiled.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 29, 2024
He thought the way she tied her hair was cute.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 29, 2024
The movie character's cute antics made everyone in the theater laugh.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 29, 2024
The little frog he found in the garden was cute.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 29, 2024
The toddler's attempt to sing the song was adorably cute.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 29, 2024
The teacher found the student's excuse for being late cute.
Urooj Arif
Jan 29, 2024
The tiny, cute kitten curled up in a ball and slept.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 29, 2024
She drew a cute cartoon character in her notebook.
Fiza Rafique
Jan 29, 2024
The way the boy shared his lunch was really cute.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 29, 2024
The birthday card he made was cute and thoughtful.
Fiza Rafique
Jan 29, 2024
They saw a cute squirrel darting through the trees.
Urooj Arif
Jan 29, 2024
Her new shoes with the bows were particularly cute.
Urooj Arif
Jan 29, 2024
He made a cute, surprised face when she entered the room.
Urooj Arif
Jan 29, 2024

Common Curiosities

Why is it called cute?

It is called cute because it is used to describe something or someone as attractive in a pretty or endearing way.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 29, 2024

How many syllables are in cute?

There is 1 syllable in "cute."
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 29, 2024

How do we divide cute into syllables?

Cute is not divided into syllables as it is a single syllable word.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 29, 2024

What is the pronunciation of cute?

Cute is pronounced as /kyut/.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 29, 2024

What is a stressed syllable in cute?

In the word "cute," the single syllable "cute" is the stressed syllable.
Fiza Rafique
Jan 29, 2024

What part of speech is cute?

Cute is an adjective.
Fiza Rafique
Jan 29, 2024

How is cute used in a sentence?

Cute is used as an adjective in a sentence, e.g., "The puppy is very cute."
Urooj Arif
Jan 29, 2024

What is the opposite of cute?

The opposite of cute could be "unattractive" or "plain."
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 29, 2024

Is cute a noun or adjective?

Cute is an adjective.
Urooj Arif
Jan 29, 2024

What is the verb form of cute?

Cute does not have a verb form; it is only used as an adjective.
Fiza Rafique
Jan 29, 2024

What is the plural form of cute?

Cute is used for both singular and plural; it does not have a separate plural form.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 29, 2024

Is the cute term a metaphor?

The word "cute" itself is not a metaphor, but it can be used metaphorically depending on the context.
Fiza Rafique
Jan 29, 2024

Is the word “cute” a Direct object or an Indirect object?

"Cute" is neither a direct object nor an indirect object; it is an adjective that describes a noun.
Fiza Rafique
Jan 29, 2024

What is the root word of cute?

The root word of cute is "acute," from which "cute" originated as a shortened form.
Fiza Rafique
Jan 29, 2024

What is another term for cute?

Another term for cute is "adorable."
Fiza Rafique
Jan 29, 2024

Is cute an adverb?

No, cute is not an adverb; it is an adjective.
Fiza Rafique
Jan 29, 2024

Is the word cute Gerund?

No, "cute" is not a gerund; it is an adjective. Gerunds are verbs that function as nouns and end in -ing.
Urooj Arif
Jan 29, 2024

Which determiner is used with cute?

Determiners like "a," "an," and "the" or possessives like "my," "your," etc., can be used with "cute" depending on the context, e.g., "a cute puppy."
Urooj Arif
Jan 29, 2024

Is cute an abstract noun?

No, cute is not a noun; it is an adjective and does not refer to an abstract concept.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 29, 2024

Is cute a countable noun?

Cute is not a noun; it's an adjective and therefore is not countable.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 29, 2024

What is the singular form of cute?

Cute is both the singular and plural form; it does not change.
Urooj Arif
Jan 29, 2024

Is cute a negative or positive word?

Cute is a positive word.
Urooj Arif
Jan 29, 2024

Is cute a vowel or consonant?

The word "cute" begins with a consonant sound.
Fiza Rafique
Jan 29, 2024

Is the word cute imperative?

No, "cute" is not an imperative form as it is an adjective, not a verb.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 29, 2024

Which preposition is used with cute?

Prepositions used with "cute" vary based on context, like "in a cute style" or "with cute decorations."
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 29, 2024

Which conjunction is used with cute?

Conjunctions are not specific to the word "cute" and depend on the sentence structure. Examples include "and," "but," or "or," e.g., "cute and cuddly."
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 29, 2024

Which article is used with cute?

The indefinite article "a" is used with "cute" when it precedes a noun starting with a consonant sound, e.g., "a cute puppy." "The" can be used when referring to a specific item, e.g., "the cute puppy."
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 29, 2024

Is cute a collective noun?

No, cute is not a collective noun; it's an adjective.
Urooj Arif
Jan 29, 2024

Which vowel is used before cute?

When using an indefinite article before "cute," "a" is used because "cute" begins with a consonant sound, e.g., "a cute kitten."
Fiza Rafique
Jan 29, 2024

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Tayyaba Rehman
Tayyaba Rehman is a distinguished writer, currently serving as a primary contributor to askdifference.com. As a researcher in semantics and etymology, Tayyaba's passion for the complexity of languages and their distinctions has found a perfect home on the platform. Tayyaba delves into the intricacies of language, distinguishing between commonly confused words and phrases, thereby providing clarity for readers worldwide.
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