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cynical

cyn·i·cal

cynical

 
pronunciation:
sI nih kl
features:
Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: showing little or no faith in human nature; distrustful or contemptuous of others' motives.
To claim that people do charity work only to boost their own image shows a cynical attitude.
antonyms:
idealistic
similar words:
agnostic, negative
definition 2: callously taking advantage of others or violating accepted morals.
The company got away with its cynical exploitation of workers for decades.
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derivations: cynically (adv.), cynicalness (n.)