Having the qualities of a surly dog; snarling; captious; currish.
Pertaining to the Dog Star; as, the cynic, or Sothic, year; cynic cycle.
Belonging to the sect of philosophers called cynics; having the qualities of a cynic; pertaining to, or resembling, the doctrines of the cynics.
Given to sneering at rectitude and the conduct of life by moral principles; disbelieving in the reality of any human purposes which are not suggested or directed by self-interest or self-indulgence; as, a cynical man who scoffs at pretensions of integrity; characterized by such opinions; as, cynical views of human nature.
If we listened to our intellect, we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go into business, because we'd be cynical. Well, that's nonsense. You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down. Ray Bradbury
Global terrorism is extreme both in its lack of realistic goals and in its cynical exploitation of the vulnerability of complex systems. Jurgen Habermas
A cynical young person is almost the saddest sight to see, because it means that he or she has gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing. Maya Angelou
Inside every cynical person, there is a disappointed idealist. George Carlin
If anything good came out of 9/11, to me, was that people were so cynical about the world - all you hear about on the news is all the bad stuff everyday, but what was refreshing to me was after that, you saw how many good people there are out there. For every one bad one, there's a thousand good ones. Alan Jackson
cynical in Afrikaans is sinies
cynical in Dutch is cynisch
cynical in French is cynique
cynical in German is zynisch
cynical in Hungarian is cinikus
cynical in Norwegian is kynisk
cynical in Swedish is cynisk