cynicism

[ sin-uh-siz-uh m ]SEE DEFINITION OF cynicism

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The development of living ideals is not in an atmosphere of cynicism.

From vanity he spoke of himself in the highest terms and from cynicism in the lowest.

Cynicism swept Lee; he remembered the look Groff had flung at Franklin.

There is not much satire in the Manx character, and next to no cynicism at all.

The more Coast drank the deeper was his cynicism but Peter grew mellow.

For the word that persists in creeping under its point is no other word than "cynicism."

I told him curtly that the man's cynicism was simply abominable.

But from a charge of cynicism I have always shrunk instinctively.

I could have struck him for the cynicism of his final words, but I restrained myself.

We need the simplicity, or cynicism, of the Greeks to recall us to realities.

WORD ORIGIN

1670s, "philosophy of the Cynics," from cynic + -ism. Meaning "cynical character" is from 1847. For nuances of usage of cynicism, see humor.

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