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synonyms for cynically

  • desperately
  • sadly
  • dispiritedly
  • darkly
  • dejectedly
  • desolately
  • despairingly
  • despondently
  • disconsolately
  • dismally
  • emptily
  • gloomily
  • pessimistically
  • spiritlessly
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antonyms for cynically

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  • confidently
  • expectantly
  • hopefully
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How to use cynically in a sentence

Perhaps it’d be cynical to assume that anonymous donors are all as covertly egotistical as Danson seems.
LARRY DAVID AND THE GAME THEORY OF ANONYMOUS DONATIONS - FACTS SO ROMANTICBRIAN GALLAGHERDECEMBER 16, 2020NAUTILUS
Companies that claim to care about being socially responsible are often greeted with a cynical eye.
COMPANIES THAT TALK THE TALK ON DIVERSITY ARE MORE LIKELY TO WALK THE WALKMATTHEWHEIMERDECEMBER 14, 2020FORTUNE
Tadelis, by the end of his time at eBay, had come to think that his cynical view of advertising didn’t go far enough.
DOES ADVERTISING ACTUALLY WORK? (PART 2: DIGITAL) (EP. 441)STEPHEN J. DUBNERNOVEMBER 26, 2020FREAKONOMICS
As a kind of post-Brexit tale of upper-level government machinations, “Roadkill” couldn’t be more cynical about the political process.
WITH ‘ROADKILL,’ PBS INVITES YOU TO WATCH A NARCISSIST POLITICIAN WHO GETS AWAY WITH EVERYTHING. HOW DOES THAT GRAB YOU?HANK STUEVEROCTOBER 30, 2020WASHINGTON POST
I spent 2018 traveling the country, interviewing the voters who’d made a cynical, Trumpian bargain in 2016, most of them conservative Christians.
POLITICAL CYNICISM HAS GIVEN WAY TO LOVE IN CHRISTIAN AMERICAJAKEMETHOCTOBER 28, 2020FORTUNE
He and his wife were falling naturally into the way of—as he had just cynically styled it—fashionable people.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
But you may cynically remind me that nothing will come of the Determinists' protest against the evil social conditions.
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
"I guess in a good many cases it wouldn't do to be too curious," she said cynically.
THE OUTDOOR GIRLS IN THE SADDLELAURA LEE HOPE
Lamont laughed cynically, and dumped the great body on the heap of clothes which stood for a bed.
MENOTAHERNEST G. HENHAM
"No woman is above her own heart," Millar replied cynically.
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WORDS RELATED TO CYNICALLY

  • cynically
  • darkly
  • dejectedly
  • desolately
  • despairingly
  • desperately
  • despondently
  • disconsolately
  • dismally
  • dispiritedly
  • emptily
  • gloomily
  • pessimistically
  • sadly
  • spiritlessly
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.