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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

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

Most cynics are really crushed romantics: they've been hurt, they're sensitive, and their cynicism is a shell that's protecting this tiny, dear part in them that's still alive.
Jeff Bridges

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 is kind of like folding your arms and stepping back and commenting on things, like the old guys in 'The Muppets,' just throwing out comments all the time, whereas there are other people on the ground really trying to affect things and improve their lives and the lives of other people. I think it's noble and I think it's cool.
Josh Radnor
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Cynicism Translations

cynicism in German is Zynismen, Zynismus

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