Definition of cutesy in English:



  • Cute to a sentimental or mawkish extent:

    ‘the film's cutesy shots of children playing in the streets’
    • ‘No, I don't think a cutesy cartoon name would suit this car.’
    • ‘Every August we must come up with cutesy, funny, witty, ingenious and/or lively headlines with the word World in them.’
    • ‘Tegan and Sara's voices are equally cutesy but while one is cosy and hopeful, the other is only a kitten-heeled step away from a bolshy banshee.’
    • ‘The album is about a dog with authoritarian tendencies, which alone makes it dangerously cutesy - but even worse, much worse is the singing.’
    • ‘Though Puffy's image is occasionally cutesy, the singers themselves didn't play up the cute.’
    • ‘For one, I cringe at the idea of posing for a cutesy People picture which would run below a less-than-warm review.’
    • ‘Everything is smart and sarcastic and divisive and nasty and cutesy.’
    • ‘Paint over any cutesy motifs, such as kittens or silly flowers, on furniture - paint is super cheap!’
    • ‘At which point, wise old Mork gave one of his annoyingly cutesy little smiles, and you realised that he had been teaching those kids a Valuable Life Lesson all along.’
    • ‘It sounds really corporate, but just think about it for a minute - if you were building a site about hamsters, then you might do something kind of cutesy.’
    • ‘It was unsigned, without even the usual cutesy pseudonym.’
    • ‘And speaking of cutesy, it feels impossible to resist calling it the I'm Okay, I'm Okay of modern times.’
    • ‘Worse, Filler constantly breaks into cutesy song snippets, a habit that grows less endearing every time it happens.’
    • ‘Again, this helps to make the relationship between Ken and Sora less cutesy and more sweet.’
    • ‘The cutesy, mincing vocals are dotted with ill-advised wailing and occasional outright mimicry of dudes like Beck.’
    • ‘This film veers wildly from horror to cutesy romantic comedy.’
    • ‘But there's no real-life pianist savant here, no cutesy romance, no saving grace.’
    • ‘THQ, normally famed for cutesy Disney titles such as Finding Nemo, has entered into the dark world of adult gaming with this gritty adaptation.’
    • ‘That level of commerce, supported by cutesy advertisements, is driven by profits, not a desire to keep baby bums dry or to give parents more time.’
    • ‘The second flaw has to do with the film's conclusion, which kind of subverts the film's entire premise and makes it way too cutesy.’
    endearing, adorable, lovable, sweet, lovely, appealing, engaging, delightful, dear, darling, winning, winsome, charming, enchanting
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