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ˈsɪn ɪkcyn·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cynic, faultfindernoun

    someone who is critical of the motives of others


  2. Cynicnoun

    a member of a group of ancient Greek philosophers who advocated the doctrine that virtue is the only good and that the essence of virtue is self-control


Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. cynicnoun

    follower of diogenes

  2. cynicnoun

    misanthrope, man-hater

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  1. Sydney Harris:

    An idealist believes the short run doesn't count. A cynic believes the long run doesn't matter. A realist believes that what is done or left undone in the short run determines the long run.

  2. H.L. Mencken:

    A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin.

  3. Craig Erlam:

    I’m a bit of a cynic when it comes to bitcoin projections, i think it’s just a selection of people clutching at straws, trying to justify any reasons to be bullish.

  4. Marvin D. Levy:

    The day a person becomes a cynic is the day he loses his youth.

  5. President George W. Bush:

    He valued character over pedigree and he was not a cynic. He looked for the good in everybody, and usually he found it, to us.

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