cute Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “cute” in the English Dictionary

"cute" in British English

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uk   us   /kjuːt/

cute adjective (ATTRACTIVE)

(​especially of something or someone ​small or ​young) ​pleasant and ​attractive: His ​babybrother is really cute.

cute adjective (ANNOYING)

US trying to be ​clever, sometimes in a ​rude or ​unpleasant way: Don't be cute with me, Vicki.
adverb uk   us   /ˈkjuː
noun [U] uk   us   /ˈkjuːt.nəs/
(Definition of cute from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cute" in American English

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cuteadjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /kjut/

cute adjective [-er/-est only] (CHARMING)

(esp. of something or someone ​small or ​young) ​charming and ​attractive: She was a really cute ​baby. Something ​described as cute is ​attractive and ​pleasant: She had a cute ​apartment with a little ​garden.

cute adjective [-er/-est only] (DECEIVING)

disapproving too ​carefullydesigned to get ​approval or ​appearattractive, and ​thereforeseemingdishonest: [+ to infinitive] He ​thinks it’s cute to ​misbehave, but it’s not.
(Definition of cute from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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