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Synonyms for cynical
ˈsɪn ɪ kəlcyn·i·cal

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. cynical

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

    Antonyms:
    genial, lenient, complaisant, urbane

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cynical, misanthropic, misanthropicaladjective

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

    Synonyms:
    misanthropical, misanthropic

    Antonyms:
    trustful, trusting

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "cynical":

    cynic, sarcastic, callous

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How to use cynical in a sentence?

  1. Ben Jealous:

    It's cynical out here. It's polarizing the way that I've never seen it before. And I feel like Ben is a uniter, as a policymaker, he's imaginative and he understands people.

  2. Wayne Pacelle:

    This veto shows cynical political calculation from the governor and an obvious capitulation to special interests, rather than leadership or humanity.

  3. Jaribu Hill:

    People are basically cynical in many ways because they haven't seen a lot of accountability.

  4. President Barack Obama:

    What I'm asking for is hard. It's easier to be cynical; to accept that change isn't possible, and politics is hopeless, and to believe that our voices and actions don't matter.

  5. Adam Laxalt:

    What is clear is the public deserves answers as to why Luis Magana donors are helping to hand out hundreds of millions of dollars of pandemic money, and they deserve full transparency, using a pandemic to curry political favor with wealthy contributors is exactly the cynical swampiness that Americans cant stand about Washington. We will look into whether or not the closed door meetings violated Montanas open meetings law, but GovernorBullockowes the citizens of Montana as much transparency as possible when theres a potential public health emergency.


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