Cynical means bitterly or sneeringly distrustful, contemptuous, or pessimistic; characteristic of a cynic; distrusting or disparaging the motives of others.
Cynical may also be def
ined as follows:
1. Believing or showing the belief that people are motivated chiefly by base or selfish concerns; skeptical of the motives of others, example cynical about politician's promise of reforms
2. Selfishly or callously calculating, example a military offical shwoing a cynical disregard for the safety of his troops in his efforts to advance his reputation.
3. Negative or pessimistic, as from world-weariness, example, a cynical view of the policians motives.
4. Expressing jaded or scornful skepticism or negativity. Example, cynical laughter.
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