What does the word cynical mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by Will Levinrew
  3. What makes you think I am so cynical? – Mr. Isaacs by F. Marion Crawford