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1. cynical

adjective. ['ˈsɪnɪkəl'] believing the worst of human nature and motives; having a sneering disbelief in e.g. selflessness of others.

Synonyms

  • distrustful
  • misanthropical

Antonyms

  • good-natured
  • credulous
  • trusting

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Words that Rhyme with Cynical

  • preclinical
  • rabbinical
  • clinical

How to spell cynical? Is it cynica? Or cinical? Common misspellings are:

  • cynica
  • cinical

Example sentences of the word cynical


1. Adjective
Your message can be cynical or positive, but be aware of what it is.

Quotes containing the word cynical


1. If we listened to our intellect, we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go into business, because we'd be cynical. Well, that's nonsense. You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.
- Ray Bradbury

2. If we listened to our intellect we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go in business because we'd be cynical: "It's gonna go wrong."Or "She's going to hurt me."Or,"I've had a couple of bad love affairs, so therefore . . ."Well, that's nonsense. You're going to miss life. You've got to jump off the cliff all the time and build your wings on the way down.
- Ray Bradbury

3. I think I'm too cynical for L.A. My sense of humor doesn't go down well here, which probably affects my love life. I need to have a laugh track following me around so people know I'm trying to be funny.
- Teddy Thompson

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