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Synonyms for cynical

Synonyms for cynical

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

Synonyms for cynical

believing the worst of human nature and motives

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The man, swarthy as before, relaxed his grasp upon my shoulder and looked at me with the same cynical regard that I had observed on first meeting him.
Mary might have become cynical if she had not had parents whom she honored, and a well of affectionate gratitude within her, which was all the fuller because she had learned to make no unreasonable claims.
He was unafraid to die, bitter and cynical of all the ways of living; and yet, dying, he loved life, to the last atom of it.
I could ascertain nothing in relation to it, except that the bequest was accompanied by some cynical remarks, to the effect that the testator would feel happy if his legacy were instrumental in reviving the dormant interest of only one member of Doctor Softly's family in the fortunes of the hopeful young gentleman who had run away from home.
You are getting like your old cynical self again, Mr.
Byline: ON into drivers' are cynical about that people said there To sum exactly.
Petersburg as revenge to Russia for its policy on Syria as cynical and mean.
He then morphed into a cynical politician by playing on public fears and taking advantage of those who can be best described as politically illiterate.
However, the cynical politics of Theresa May and Boris Johnson to gain political advantage in the forthcoming Conservative election took him by surprise.
Good luck to all concerned and I'm refusing to be at all cynical about it.
It was cynical and horrible but also effective and it is difficult to say what can be done to stop somebody doing that again?
This razor-sharp adaptation of John Niven's cult novel follows the cynical antics of murderously ambitious A&R man Steven Stelfox (wonderfully played by Hoult, who keeps getting better).
Global Banking News-October 19, 2015--Former Barclays official says bank's approach to bitcoin is cynical
The police job, inevitably, produces cynicism; therefore, perhaps it is an evolutionary career trait: the cynical survive and the idealistic do not.
Personally, I think it is disgusting that the council can be allowed to get away with this kind of cynical, money-grabbing behaviour - situating a speed camera at such a location with such an inappropriate speed limit, with such an inappropriate lack of signage, only placing one after the speed camera itself.