adjective /kjuːt/
a) 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.

b) Generally, attractive or pleasing, especially in a youthful, dainty, quaint or fun-spirited way.

Lets go to the mall and look for cute girls.

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