Sep
23
2013

cynical

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

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adjective

1. showing little or no faith in human nature; distrustful or contemptuous of others’ motives.
example: To claim that people do charity work only to boost their own image shows a cynical attitude.

2. callously taking advantage of others or violating accepted morals.
example: The company got away with its cynical exploitation of workers for decades.

 

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