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    Hi teachers,

    what is the difference between cute and handsome? Is cute referred to chubby, stocky guy?

    and, can slim this word be used for a male? or is it only for girl/lady?

    thank you

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    A guy can be cute and ugly - a guy can be handsome and not cute.

    Cute has two meanings: charming (often because the person described is young and small) AND clever, but not necessairly in a nice way.

    Handsome means physically good-looking.

    Slim can be used for both men and women.

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    Cute can also mean good-looking, but in a different way than someone who is "handsome."

    Someone who is cute has some sort of feature, either physically or in his personality, that makes him extremely appealing. You just want to pick him up and hug him. For example, Ringo Starr was never classically handsome, but he was darned cute.

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    I never felt like hugging him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I never felt like hugging him.

    Aw, not even in a manly fashion?

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    His rendition of 'Yellow Submarine' put me off for life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by curmudgeon View Post
    His rendition of 'Yellow Submarine' put me off for life.

    Speaking of Yellow Submarine, perhaps a better example of cute in a huggable way would be Jeremy Hillary Boob, PhD, that little guy from the film.


    PS Love the new avatar, Mudgy! Oddly enough, that was just how I pictured you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    Speaking of Yellow Submarine, perhaps a better example of cute in a huggable way would be Jeremy Hillary Boob, PhD, that little guy from the film.
    PS Love the new avatar, Mudgy! Oddly enough, that was just how I pictured you.
    Quite fetching don't you think? And yours aint too bad either

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