Difference between Cute and Beautiful

Key difference: Cute and Beautiful are pleasant words. Cute expresses the attractiveness and the charm of a thing, whereas beautiful expresses the beauty of a thing.

The word cute is used to convey the feeling of appreciation. The qualities such as the sweetness, charm, innocence, attractiveness and etc. are praised by the use of this word. It may also be used to express the sexiness of anything. It is just pure beauty with sweetness and kindness. In fact, it is not necessary that a cute person must have highly attractive features with splendid beauty, however, purity, sweetness and simplicity is the criteria for calling a person “cute”.

According to the Collins Dictionary the word ‘cute’ is defined as:

“appealing or attractive, esp. in a pretty way”.

The word 'Beautiful' is a combination of all good qualities of human behavior. The word expresses the beauty in any quality. It expresses the relief and prettiness of a thing. If a thing is beautiful, it means the thing is really attractive and comparatively different from others in that particular surrounding. These features add a pleasant feeling in ones life. It also relates to the nature and specification. Anything that looks pleasing to the eyes or captures the feelings of the heart, is called Beautiful. No doubt, this word can be used for both alive and non-alive things. However, the word “Beautiful” is particularly used for human beings to describe their inner and outer beauty at a time.

According to the Collins Dictionary the word 'beautiful' is defined as:

“possessing beauty; aesthetically pleasing”.

Comparison between Cute and Beautiful:




General definition

“attractive in a pretty or endearing way”.

“pleasing the senses or mind aesthetically".


The adjective reflects the attractiveness and sweetness of any individual.

The adjective reflects the prettiness and comparative attractiveness of an individual.

Live experiences

If a person smiles looking at some thing than he means the thing is cute.

If as person take a deep breathe means that person finds something really beautiful.


endearing, adorable, lovable, sweet, lovely, appealing, engaging, delightful, dear, darling, winning, winsome, charming, enchanting.

attractive, pretty, handsome, good-looking, nice-looking, pleasing, alluring, prepossessing, as pretty as a picture; lovely, charming, delightful, appealing, engaging, winsome; ravishing, gorgeous, heavenly, stunning, arresting, glamorous, and etc.


She had a real cute idea.

A beautiful poem.

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