Double click on any word to get a popup explanation of the word and sample sentences
Dictionary | Wikipedia | Synonyms | Quotation | News

Cynical Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

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

Would you like to add your own explaination to this word 'Cynical'?

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
  • 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

Words and phrases related to 'Cynical'

'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

Click here for more related quotations on 'Cynical'

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'

Want to be famous? Add your definition to the meaning of 'Cynical'

Search for more meaning of 'Cynical' on the web