Adjective "Cynical" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Cynical


    Definition:

    1. distrusting or disparaging the motives of others; like or characteristic of a cynic.

    2. showing contempt for accepted standards of honesty or morality by one's actions, especially by actions that exploit the scruples of others.

    3. bitterly or sneeringly distrustful, contemptuous, or pessimistic.

    4. (initial capital letter) cynic (def 5).

    Examples:

    "people can be cynical about people."

    "promises can be cynical with respects."

    "people can be cynical about marketings."

    "economists can be cynical of deficits."

    "economists can be cynical about releases."

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