What is the difference between shrewd and cute?

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As adjectives the difference between shrewd and cute

is that shrewd is showing clever resourcefulness in practical matters while cute is possessing physical features, behaviors, personality traits or other properties that are mainly attributed to infants and small or cuddly animals; fair, dainty, round, and soft physical features, disproportionately large eyes and head, playfulness, fragility, helplessness, curiosity or shyness, innocence, affectionate behavior.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

shrewd

English

Adjective

(er)
  • showing clever resourcefulness in practical matters
  • artful, tricky or cunning
  • streetwise
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  • knowledgeable
  • * {{quote-news
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  • (archaic) Scolding, satirical, sharp.
  • * 1599 ,
  • LEONATO. By my troth, niece, thou wilt never get thee a husband, if thou be so shrewd of thy tongue.

    Derived terms

    * shrewdly * shrewdness

    cute

    English

    (wikipedia)

    Adjective

    (er)
  • Possessing physical features, behaviors, personality traits or other properties that are mainly attributed to infants and small or cuddly animals; 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.
  • Generally, attractive or pleasing, especially in a youthful, dainty, quaint or fun-spirited way.
  • Let's go to the mall and look for cute girls.
    Emma is so damn cute .
  • Affected]] or contrived to charm; [[mince#Verb, mincingly clever; precious; cutesy.
  • The actor's performance was too cute for me. All that mugging to the audience killed the humor.
    Don't get cute with me, boy!
  • Mentally keen or discerning; clever; shrewd; see (acute).
  • Cute trick, but can you do it consistently?

    Derived terms

    * cuteness * cutely * cutesy * cutie * cute as a button * cute hoor