- Word Combinations (adjective)
|part of speech:
||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.
- similar words:
- agnostic, negative
||callously taking advantage of others or violating accepted morals.
The company got away with its cynical exploitation of workers for decades.
||contemptuous, jaundiced, sarcastic, sardonic
||cynically (adv.), cynicalness (n.)