- Delightfully pretty or dainty.
- Obviously contrived to charm; precious: “[He] mugs so ferociously he kills the humor—it's an insufferably cute performance” (David Ansen).
- Shrewd; clever.
Cute is a good example of how a shortened form of a word can take on a life of its own, developing a sense that dissociates it from the longer word from which it was derived. Cute was originally a shortened form of acute in the sense “keenly perceptive or discerning, shrewd.” In this sense cute is first recorded in a dictionary published in 1731. Probably cute came to be used as a term of approbation for things demonstrating acuteness, and so it went on to develop its own sense of "pretty, fetching," first recorded with reference to "gals" in 1838. Source : http://www.thefreedictionary.com/cute
Cute, is far beyond beauty. Cute is not only the physical aspect but describes what is both physical, the outside appearance and that which is within, the personality. Beauty being physical and the source of admiration and comtemplation. Cute cannot be merely admired, it has to be experienced. To realise cuteness, one needs share the moment. Cute cannot be realised through a mere picture, cute IS.
I know someone who is cute, do you...?