Cynical

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  • believing the worst of human nature and motives; having a sneering disbelief in e.g. selflessness of others

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  • Cynical (song): "Cynical" is the first single from rock band Extreme 's fourth studio album Waiting for the Punchline . The song is representative of the ...
  • Cynical realism: Cynical realism is a contemporary movement in Chinese art , especially in the form of painting , that began in the 1990s. Beginning in ...
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  • Cynical Skin: "Cynical Skin" is a song by American rock band Get Scared . It is the band's fifth overall single in their discography, and their only ...
  • Critique of Cynical Reason: Critique of Cynical Reason is a book by the German philosopher Peter Sloterdijk , published in 1983 in two volumes under the German title ...
  • Filmworks VII: Cynical Hysterie Hour: Filmworks VII: Cynical Hysterie Hour is a 1989 album by John Zorn featuring music written for a series of Japanese animated shorts that ...

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'Cynical' example sentence in quotations


* Do you want me to tell you something really subversive Love is everything it's cracked up to be. That's why people are so cynical about it. . . . It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more. - Lee Iacocca

* Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack. - Harry Emerson Fosdick

* No matter how cynical you get, it is impossible to keep up. - Lily Tomlin


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Cynical Sample Sentences in News


  • Rail union 'cynical' over high speed link announcement
    The RMT union has said that it is "cynical in the extreme" that the government is "threatening to devastate jobs and services" whilst launching proposals for a third high speed rail link in the north of England. Read more on this news related to 'Cynical'
  • Shootings show cynical disrespect for institutions
    So, we have just witnessed an unprecedented attack on the Parliament of Canada. Read more on this news related to 'Cynical'
  • 'Benched' is indefensibly cynical and not real funny
    Though a little worn around the edges, there's nothing wrong with the snobby-big-fish-finds-happiness-in-a-scummy-small-pond premise of USA's new comedy "Benched." Created by Michaela Watkins and Damon Jones, "Benched" chronicles the travails of Nina (Eliza Coupe), a corporate lawyer who,... Read more on this news related to 'Cynical'

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