Difference between Cute and Gorgeous

Key difference:  Cute describes and emphasizes more on the charming features, while gorgeous describes more the attractive and sexy features of a being.

Cute describes the adorable features of a being. It is used to express the innocence and appreciation of a sweet beauty. It describes the purity, simplicity and unique qualities. It is just a pure beauty with sweetness and kindness. Generally, it is used for small babies, kids, tiny things and for girls. The compliment makes some one smile and feel happy.

According to Collins English Dictionary, the word ‘cute’ means:

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

Gorgeous is a word which is used to express the good-looking features of a being. It also reflects that a person is both sexy and beautiful/handsome. It considers the looks along with the maintained body physique. If a person is gorgeous, it means he/she is totally attractive to  the other person. It is something which is splendid in appearance and makes a person full of desire.

According to Collins English Dictionary, the word ‘gorgeous’ means:

“strikingly beautiful or magnificent”.

Comparison between Cute and Gorgeous:





“attractive in a pretty or endearing way”.

“beautiful; very attractive”.


It also means in a clever or cunning way, especially in a self-seeking or superficial way.

It generally means the attractiveness of a person in the entire physique sense, like for example: the compliment of being sexy.

Used in context for

It is used in context of small babies, kids, and children, also in case of girls.

It is especially, used in context of females.


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

good-looking, attractive, nice-looking, handsome, lovely, beautiful, pretty, as pretty as a picture, stunning, striking, arresting, prepossessing, winning, fetching, captivating, bewitching, beguiling, engaging, charming, charismatic, enchanting, appealing, delightful, irresistible; sexy, sexually attractive, sexual, seductive, alluring, tantalizing, ravishing, desirable, sultry, sensuous, sensual, erotic and etc.


A cute little baby.

A gorgeous car.

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