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ˈsɪn ɪ kəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cynical, misanthropic, misanthropical(adj)

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

    Synonyms:
    misanthropical, misanthropic

    Antonyms:
    trustful, trusting

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. cynical

    Synonyms:
    sarcastic, snarling, snappish, sneering, cross-grained, currish, carping

    Antonyms:
    genial, lenient, complaisant, urbane

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  1. List of paraphrases for "cynical":

    cynic, sarcastic, callous

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How to use cynical in a sentence?

  1. Ilya Yashin:

    The war with Ukraine is an undeclared war, a vile cynical war which amounts to a crime against all of the Russian nation. Putin will go down in history as the president who made Russians and Ukrainians foes.

  2. Ryan Murphy:

    I sort of felt for me… what I was interested in is we live in a really dark, cynical Trump era time right now, and for me I was looking for something that was a relief from that.

  3. Randy Credico:

    When they put this out and they used my name and my letter, they're basically trying to rationalize the cleansing, the purging of the Justice Department and the judiciary. This is very dangerous. That's a cynical move on their part.

  4. Charles Krauthammer:

    I think it’s true that there are tactical reasons for Ryan doing this to protect his members, the more cynical comments have been about [Ryan] looking for his own run for 2020, in the future; he is trying to appease his donors. I think that is rubbish.

  5. Brad Gerstner:

    Yesterday's last-ditch effort – adding just three people to its now 15-person board – is a cynical attempt to preserve power by this entrenched board.

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