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Definition of Cynicism


  1. The doctrine of the Cynics; the quality of being cynical; the mental state, opinions, or conduct, of a cynic; morose and contemptuous views and opinions.

Cynicism Quotations

In the end, that's what this election is about. Do we participate in a politics of cynicism or a politics of hope?
Barack Obama

Cynicism stems from disappointment. Cynical and faithless people were not always like that. They were filled with possibilities and hope as kids. But they tried and perhaps failed.
Robin S. Sharma

Life is not an easy matter... You cannot live through it without falling into frustration and cynicism unless you have before you a great idea which raises you above personal misery, above weakness, above all kinds of perfidy and baseness.
Leon Trotsky

The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.
George Bernard Shaw

When the wires are all down and your heart is covered with the snows of pessimism and the ice of cynicism, then, and only then, have you grown old.
Samuel Ullman
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Cynicism Translations

cynicism in German is Zynismen, Zynismus
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