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The cynics, meanwhile, shorted GME to heights rarely seen in the past decade—to well north of 100% of the stock’s total float.

From Fortune

In Wilde’s day, the cynic and sentimentalist characters made for good theater.

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A cynic would say this is a way for the company to drive product adoption until it has a large, installed base of users.

The world, unfortunately, or some people—cynics—the cynical blogosphere at least—still sees fitness equipment as rote weight loss.

From Time

A cynic might wonder if the police were telling the whole truth.

You, dear reader and refusenik, will likely be called a cynic or a sad sack by friends.

A cynic might say that the report is like the movie Clue, perfectly set up for a multiplicity of endings.

Though he made it back to the top by dint of talent and hard work, he remained a deep-dyed cynic for the rest of his life.

Putin, after all, is not the only cynic on center stage in the Ukraine crisis.

Likely, Harold would have accepted the short shrift with his usual cynic's grace.

A cynic was Blondet, with little regard for glory undefiled.

Could I have been led to believe that the vile mockery of the cynic was applicable to one in my forlorn and desperate situation?

I've met him; he's a bad-tempered hypochondriac, a cynic at heart, and a man whose word is never doubted.

The word cynic, too, comes from the name given to certain Greek philosophers who despised pleasure.

Suppose he is a cynic, it is to his interest to govern well.


On this page you'll find 37 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to cynic, such as: detractor, doubter, pessimist, skeptic, carper, and caviler.

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