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Cynical Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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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 realism: Cynical realism is a contemporary movement in Chinese art, especially in the form of painting, that began in the 1990s. Beginning in Beijing, it has become
  • 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 were created by
  • Cynical Orange: Cynical Orange is a manhwa created by Yoon JiUn. In the United States iceKunion originally held the license; Yen Press later took the license. In the
  • 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 single featuring
  • 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 Kritik der zynischen

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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


  • Bass: Cynical play in hurling ‘not being properly punished’
    Cynical play in hurling isn’t being properly punished, argues the man behind the Congress motion calling for a black card. Read more on this news related to 'Cynical'
  • Jaded or Cynical: Enough with the lies
    Grego sounds off on the ramifications of lies told by people we trust. “V.A. Secretary Robert McDonald has apologized for a fib he told a homeless guy about serving with special forces when actually he was a member of the 82nd Airborne Division. Not the first politician to lie, god help us! Ever take someone […] Read more on this news related to 'Cynical'
  • Ukraine's Poroshenko calls rebel actions in Debaltseve a cynical attack on peace deal
    KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Tuesday condemned a push by pro-Russian rebels to take control of the town of Debaltseve in east Ukraine as a "cynical attack" on the ceasefire deal brokered in Minsk last week. "This is a cynical attack on the Minsk agreement," a statement quoted him as saying during a phone conversation Read more on this news related to 'Cynical'

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