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He writes that criticism of his performance on nursing homes was the organized and cynical work of Republicans looking to avoid accountability for their own failures in the face of the crisis.
NOT MENTIONED IN CUOMO’S CORONAVIRUS BOOK: HOW MANY NURSING HOME RESIDENTS DIED IN NEW YORKBY JOE SEXTONOCTOBER 23, 2020PROPUBLICA
So she was “pretty cynical” when a friend invited her to be a private beta tester for a new social-media platform, Telepath, in March 2019.
A NEW SOCIAL-MEDIA PLATFORM WANTS TO ENFORCE “KINDNESS.” CAN THAT EVER WORK?TANYA BASUOCTOBER 7, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
More recently, however, concerns about misinformation, disinformation, and worse have left many much more cynical.
THE RACE FOR A COVID-19 VACCINE SHOWS THE POWER OF ‘COMMUNITY INTELLIGENCE’MATTHEWHEIMERSEPTEMBER 9, 2020FORTUNE
Then again, his theory for why it’s become a leaguewide trend is a more cynical one.
THE PACE OF PLAY HAS NEVER BEEN FASTER IN THE WNBAHOWARD MEGDALAUGUST 6, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
I actually, despite being very cynical, I actually have a much more optimistic view of it.
SPEAK SOFTLY AND CARRY BIG DATA (EP. 395)STEPHEN J. DUBNEROCTOBER 31, 2019FREAKONOMICS
Death, to do him justice, he had met with none of the cowardice he had vaunted, and consistently with his arid cynical soul.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
There was a quiet, cynical smile on his face as he sat there beating a tattoo on his leggings with a hickory twig.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
That gratitude is the expectation of favors to come was, in the case of Aristide, a cynical and inapplicable proposition.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
Something seemed to puzzle him, for he was frowning, but by and by the old cynical smile came back.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
His smile was cynical, and suggested a kind of contemptuous pity for the person to whom he spoke.
THE EVERLASTING ARMSJOSEPH HOCKING
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO CYNICAL

  • been hit before
  • cagey
  • cautious
  • chary
  • cynical
  • doubtful
  • doubting
  • dubious
  • fearful
  • jealous
  • leery
  • mistrustful
  • skeptical
  • suspicious
  • uneasy
  • uptight
  • wary
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