I wonder if anyone over the age of ten really wants to be called cute. I know I don't. I hate that word. Not so much the term itself, but I hate all compliments directed to me. It reminds me of DBD.
"Her mother said she was cute. Janie loathed that word. Cute was for toddlers and kittens. Boys didn't date cute little girls. They dated streamlined, impressive women like Sarah-Charlotte and Adair." --Caroline B. Cooney
"'Yano, am I ugly?'
'So then am I pretty?'
'So what am I?'
'You're cute, Nana. You're really cute.'
'Hmph.'" --Yuuki Obata, We Were There (Bokura ga Ita)