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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Believing that people act only for their own purposes. Also: sarcastic.

Usage examples (36)
  • Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.
  • Upbeat but cynical is a perfect description of her voice.
  • It's ever so tempting to look at the Detroit Lions and roll one's eyes in cynical derision.
  • Mothers grieve, the public suffers want and deprivation while he looks on in cynical amusement. for more
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