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Synonyms for cynic

Synonyms for cynic

a person who expects only the worst from people

marked by or displaying contemptuous mockery of the motives or virtues of others

Synonyms for cynic

someone who is critical of the motives of others

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

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Dubai Police does much that the cynic can make fun of.
Only a cynic would highlight the withdrawal of grants for student nurses as a negative in this outpouring of Christmas cheer.
The cynic shrugs and contracts into his or her own selfish little bubble.
Part of the role of the Cynic was to stand up to power and to expose the false pretenses of the mighty.
To follow the path of the Cynic was to abandon many societal conventions and to live in accord with nature - no more fancy clothes, no more exquisite feasts and even no more roof over your head.
Her topics include the polite eduction of Monsieur Diogene, Sade's cynic republic, cynicism and the dialectic of Enlightenment, and cynicism as critical vanguard in Foucault's last lecture course.
Lucian is a promising source for balancing the information of the moralists with a more transparent reflection of sexual values in a social context; and it should not be surprising if those values are particularly unconventional when he draws his inspiration from the Cynic school.
And be careful to manage or limit group discussion--it can get hijacked by a cynic or there's a risk they'll see it as rambling and time wasting.
Cynic philosophy's roots go back to the 4th century BC, but it experienced a revival approximately simultaneous with the dramatic rise of Christianity.
The Club Cynic Mess Christmas bash at the Forum in Darlington is playing host to some outrageous full-throttle bands.
To the cynic, it may look as though the department is padding the list with suspects who are already well within its sights.
When I hear people criticise the Summer Pops I'm reminded of Oscar Wilde's definition of a cynic - a man who knows the price of everything but the value of nothing.
The cynic might call this the definitive recycling program, rendering no longer productive race horses or equine cowhands into meat and other consumables, even as more are cranked out by breeders to spend their lives in service to human selfishness until it's their turn for the proverbial glue factory.
To support this hypothesis, Clement gives a brief survey of ancient, medieval, and Renaissance sources and repositories which testify to the cultural transmission of the Cynic tradition.
I hope Gumbel isn't a cynic, and personally invite him to visit Oregon to see for himself.