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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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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Cynical'

  • 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
  • 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 style of the album
  • 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

  • Scientists Used Game Theory To Prove That Being Selfish Pays Off
    As cynical as it sounds, the selfish find... Read more on this news related to 'Cynical'
  • Snap election is a cynical waste of tax money
    There could be no more cynical way to waste the shrinking pie of public tax money than another meaningless election, reminiscent of the callous election Osaka leader Toru Hashimoto foisted on its citizens not so long ago just to bolster one individual’s own political omnipotence when what is needed is real help for people struggling to make ends meet. Read more on this news related to 'Cynical'
  • Rep. Cole: President Being 'Cynical' With Immigration
    Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla, called the president "political" and "cynical" and said he was trying to "pick a fight." Read more on this news related to 'Cynical'

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