Meaning of “cute” in the English Dictionary

"cute" in British English

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uk /kjuːt/ us /kjuːt/
adverb uk /ˈkjuː us /ˈkjuː
noun [ U ] uk /ˈkjuːt.nəs/ 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 carefully designed to get approval or appear attractive, and therefore seeming dishonest:

[ + 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)