Part of speech: adjective

Of or like a cynic; misanthropic; morose; sarcastic.

Part of speech: adverb


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Usage examples "cynical":

  1. Then he released the girl, standing between her and the door, with folded arms and that cynical, quiet, contemptuous smile of his upon his handsome face. - "The Clue of the Twisted Candle", Edgar Wallace.
  2. Professor Brierly turned to Brasher, who had followed him into the room and was following his movements with cynical amusement. - "Death Points a Finger", Will Levinrew.
  3. What makes you think I am so cynical? - "Mr. Isaacs", F. Marion Crawford.