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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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He ran his eye over the second letter, on the fourth page of the paper, and added, cynically, "A trifle caulder (in pencil) from the gentleman to the leddy
During the two centuries while England had been steadily winning her way to constitutional government, France had past more and more completely under the control of a cynically tyrannical despotism and a cynically corrupt and cruel feudal aristocracy.
If they let you," said the Chief Inspector cynically.
And receive thanks, he thought, formulating the unspoken words cynically.
Voucher advocates know the extent of opposition to their undemocratic goals (30 years of statewide referenda results registering two to one opposition and an August 1996 Gallup poll showing 61 percent to 36 percent opposition), so they are cynically trying to use the poor, our society's indifference to urban problems, and the pleasant sound of the word choice as battering rams to crack open the floodgates of public funding for selective, special interest private schools.
17 /PRNewswire/ -- Cynically raucous rockers The Cult will be the featured guests on the Monday, Oct.
Dre, Pearl Jam and Warner Music's Metallica, recently told The New York Times: "The (WMG) guys who are running this thing are looking at it pretty cynically.
Len McCluskey, leader of the Unite union, accused Tory Mr Osborne of cynically stringing along millions of poorly paid people.
Some are cynically using the money to buy votes, instead of building barriers to prevent the same thing happening again.
Last night, EastEnders bosses accused ITV of cynically trying to divide the audience.
The outrage and dismay are in order, the shock is not; the Bush administration has been cynically calculating the political costs and negotiating this issue with the Hillary Clinton-Planned Parenthood forces and Barr Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
And while all this could be cynically dismissed as career-saving pandering, it's worth remembering that Gibson's entreaties to the Jewish community began well before last week.
Roy Murray was described as cynically preying on the trust and vulnerability of his patients when he was jailed for the offences for six years in 2004.
In putting, as he once did elsewhere, a painted bumper in a transparent container, Beech has cynically suggested that all art is simply a "transparent" matter of packaging and staging.
It's a disgraceful ploy to use children in this cynically electioneering way.