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Definition of Cynicism

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

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

Tackle the difficult things first in the morning; make changes in the way you network. Treat everyone with respect and dignity. This stops you from cynicism and negativity. End your day with that same attitude you started. Renew your contract with a day well completed.
Rick Pitino

Scientists are skeptics. It's unfortunate that the word 'skeptic' has taken on other connotations in the culture involving nihilism and cynicism. Really, in its pure and original meaning, it's just thoughtful inquiry.
Michael Shermer

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

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
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Cynicism Translations

cynicism in German is Zynismen, Zynismus
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