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In Wilde’s day, the cynic and sentimentalist characters made for good theater.
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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.
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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.
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The world, unfortunately, or some people—cynics—the cynical blogosphere at least—still sees fitness equipment as rote weight loss.
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A cynic might wonder if the police were telling the whole truth.
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A cynic was Blondet, with little regard for glory undefiled.
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Could I have been led to believe that the vile mockery of the cynic was applicable to one in my forlorn and desperate situation?
MY TEN YEARS' IMPRISONMENTSILVIO PELLICO
I've met him; he's a bad-tempered hypochondriac, a cynic at heart, and a man whose word is never doubted.
IN SEARCH OF THE UNKNOWNROBERT W. CHAMBERS
The word cynic, too, comes from the name given to certain Greek philosophers who despised pleasure.
STORIES THAT WORDS TELL USELIZABETH O'NEILL
Suppose he is a cynic, it is to his interest to govern well.
THE NAPOLEON OF NOTTING HILLGILBERT K. CHESTERTON
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WORDS RELATED TO CYNIC

  • contemptuous
  • cynic
  • derisive
  • ironic
  • misanthropic
  • misanthropical
  • mocking
  • pessimistic
  • sarcastic
  • sardonic
  • scoffing
  • scornful
  • skeptical
  • sneering
  • suspicious
  • unbelieving
  • wry
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