noun. ['ˈsɪnɪk'] someone who is critical of the motives of others.
- disagreeable person
- unpleasant person
- cynike (Middle English (1100-1500))
Rhymes with Cynic
noun. 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.
Sentences with cynic
A cynic might view Pepsi's elaborate donation plans as simply another way to advertise their products, but their relationship with charitable organizations is a two-way street.