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Synonyms for cynical
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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. cynical(a.)

    Synonyms:
    carping, censorious, satirical, sarcastic, captious, snarling, snappish, waspish, pettish, petulant, fretful, peevish, touchy, testy, crusty, churlish, crabbed, cross, morose, froward, surly, ill-tempered, ill-natured

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    cynic, sarcastic, callous

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How to use cynical in a sentence?

  1. Ted Koppel:

    I am cynical because.

  2. 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.

  3. Dan Fogelman:

    I don't understand that, i think This Is Us're at a really weird place in criticism of film and art. I think the world has gotten incredibly cynical and incredibly dark.

  4. Dame Rose Macaulay:

    He felt about books as doctors feel about medicines, or managers about plays - cynical, but hopeful.

  5. Emmerson Mnangagwa:

    One week ago I announced measures to stabilize our nation's crucial fuel supply. I was aware that these measures may not be popular, and this was not a decision we took lightly. But it was the right thing to do, what followed was regrettable and tragic. Everyone has the right to protest, but this was not a peaceful protest. Wanton violence and cynical destruction ; looting police stations, stealing guns and uniforms ; incitement and threats of violence. This is not the Zimbabwean way.


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