Adjective(1) believing the worst of human nature and motives; having a sneering disbelief in e.g. selflessness of others
(1) Whether the government's motivations are cynical or sincere makes no difference to the way its advice is interpreted.(2) Americans tend to be pretty cynical about politicians and think corruption is widespread.(3) Kurt let out a harsh, short cynical laugh.(4) His limited opportunities add to his bitter, cynical attitude towards life.(5) If I was cynical I would believe that he was trying to frighten us into compliance with his own authoritarian, dictatorial agenda.(6) His hands clenched tightly, yet a soft cynical laugh escaped from his lips.(7) He's cynical about whether the new inquiry will get closer to the truth or whether it is mere window-dressing.(8) Many are cynical about the preventative measures and question whether hand-washing can do much to limit the spread of disease.(9) Mark laughed, a strangely cynical laugh from one so young.(10) Seamus was already out of the car and, once free of it, resumed his cynical sneer.(11) Mittal is equally cynical about a corporate biotech revolution.(12) A lot of people are cynical and believe it's a money-making exercise, but it's not.(13) Cursing under his breath he aimed and missed, prompting a cynical laugh from Simon.(14) What sort of cynical human being would go into something as important as marriage simply because she was entering politics?(15) The newspaper's sudden interest in the anti-war movement is cynical and self-serving.(16) He started laughing and mocked the old man with cynical derision.
1. skeptical ::
2. doubtful ::
3. distrustful ::
4. suspicious ::
6. pessimistic ::
7. negative ::
8. world-weary ::
9. disillusioned ::
10. disenchanted ::
11. jaundiced ::
12. sardonic ::
Different Formscynical, cynically
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