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

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believing the worst of human nature and motives

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Tristram's account of the matter you would have supposed that they had been cynically repudiated for the sake of grander acquaintance.
Parry's drawing-room had inevitably split into many other ties attached to different parts of England, and sometimes these alliances seemed cynically fragile, and sometimes painfully acute, lacking as they did the supporting background of organised English life.
And Bill Totts liked the girls and the girls liked him, while Freddie Drummond enjoyed playing the ascetic in this particular, was open in his opposition to equal suffrage, and cynically bitter in his secret condemnation of coeducation.
And receive thanks, he thought, formulating the unspoken words cynically.
But even though the Farrow family is cynically using the opportunity afforded by the Time's Up movement to repeat this discredited allegation, that doesn't make it any more true today than it was in the past.
Now, the culprit could probably say that he was not using the woman's remembered grief to generate laughs, and that we could have been cynically misinterpreting the entire exchange.
The Home Affairs Committee said: "Mr Gaunt cynically sought to exploit the "Plebgate" incident - over which, so far, one officer has been sent to jail and three others have been dismissed - as part of a manipulative media strategy which included what he described as 'blitzkrieg' and 'guerrilla' tactics.
The fact that the Association is now faced with a potentially crippling bill of PS2m has echoes of the way that Thatcher and her Government cynically used the Courts and the Criminal Justice system to attack and undermine the NUM during the dispute.
We are now faced with a possible threat to the future of the Durham Miners Gala which has a wonderful history of celebrating the achievements of the trade union movement and the contribution made by our mining communities over many generations before they were cynically destroyed by Thatcher's Tories.
I look at the freedom he's able to play with now and I think back to '05 and '06, when the top forwards in the game were being cynically taken out of it.
The Liberal's re-announcement of previous Labor government funded and secured projects shows they are cynically holding Tasmanian jobs to ransom in a bid to win the state election.
If they behave so cynically in their election campaigns they deserve to be treated cynically by the electorate.
THE owners of a Midland chicken farm who "deliberately and cynically exploited" the planning system for five years have been ordered to pay almost PS250,000.
If there is a positive recession, there must be a positive secession too, Geroski writes cynically.
Blake, 41, is now on the dole and claiming benefits, but cynically plans to cash in on his plight with a book.