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ADJECTIVE (2)

1. attractive especially by means of smallness or prettiness or quaintness;
- Example: "a cute kid with pigtails"
- Example: "a cute little apartment"
- Example: "cunning kittens"
- Example: "a cunning baby"
[syn: cunning, cute]

2. obviously contrived to charm;
- Example: "an insufferably precious performance"
- Example: "a child with intolerably cute mannerisms"
[syn: cute, precious]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cute \Cute\ (k[=u]t), a. [An abbrev. of acute.] 1. Clever; sharp; shrewd; ingenious; cunning. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] 2. 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. [PJC] 3. smart-alecky or impertinent; as, a cute remark. [PJC] 4. affectedly clever. --RHUD [PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

cute adj 1: attractive especially by means of smallness or prettiness or quaintness; "a cute kid with pigtails"; "a cute little apartment"; "cunning kittens"; "a cunning baby" [syn: cunning, cute] 2: obviously contrived to charm; "an insufferably precious performance"; "a child with intolerably cute mannerisms" [syn: cute, precious]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

101 Moby Thesaurus words for "cute": Daedalian, Machiavellian, Machiavellic, acute, adept, adorable, adroit, apt, arch, artful, artistic, astute, attractive, authoritative, beautiful, bravura, brilliant, cagey, canny, clean, clever, coordinated, crack, crackerjack, crafty, cunning, daedal, dainty, deceitful, deep, deep-laid, deft, delicate, designing, dexterous, dextrous, diplomatic, excellent, expert, fancy, feline, foxy, good, goodish, graceful, guileful, handy, ingenious, insidious, inventive, knowing, lovely, magisterial, masterful, masterly, mignon, neat, no mean, pawky, politic, pretty, professional, proficient, quick, quite some, ready, resourceful, scheming, serpentine, sharp, shifty, shrewd, skillful, slick, slippery, sly, smooth, snaky, sneaky, some, sophistical, statesmanlike, stealthy, strategic, stylish, subtile, subtle, supple, tactful, tactical, the compleat, the complete, trickish, tricksy, tricky, virtuoso, vulpine, wary, well-done, wily, workmanlike