cynically


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cyn·i·cal

 (sĭn′ĭ-kəl)
adj.
1. Believing or showing the belief that people are motivated chiefly by base or selfish concerns; skeptical of the motives of others: a cynical dismissal of the politician's promise to reform the campaign finance system.
2. Selfishly or callously calculating: showed a cynical disregard for the safety of his troops in his efforts to advance his reputation.
3. Negative or pessimistic, as from world-weariness: a cynical view of the average voter's intelligence.
4. Expressing jaded or scornful skepticism or negativity: cynical laughter.

cyn′i·cal·ly adv.
cyn′i·cal·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.cynically - with cynicism; in a cynical manner; "Larsen's frost-blackened lips curved cynically"
Translations
بصورة ساخِرَه
cynicky
kyniskt
cinikusan
meinhæînislega, kaldhæînislega
cynicky
alaycı bir şekilde

cynically

[ˈsɪnɪklɪ] ADVcínicamente, con cinismo

cynically

[ˈsɪnɪkli] adv
[say] → avec cynisme, cyniquement
[manipulate, exploit] → avec cynisme, sans vergogne

cynically

advzynisch

cynically

[ˈsɪnɪklɪ] advcinicamente

cynical

(ˈsinikəl) adjective
inclined to believe the worst, especially about people. a cynical attitude.
ˈcynically adverb
ˈcynic noun
a person who believes the worst about everyone. He is a cynic – he thinks no-one is really unselfish.
ˈcynicism (-sizəm) noun
References in classic literature ?
While he stood listening, smiling cynically, several dapper young men stood by with notebooks in their hands, and it was not more than two hours later that Jurgis saw newsboys running about with armfuls of newspapers, printed in red and black letters six inches high:
They laughed cynically at my face, at my clumsy figure; and yet what stupid faces they had themselves.
And if anybody remarks cynically that I must have been a promising infant in those days, let that stand, too.
Tristram's account of the matter you would have supposed that they had been cynically repudiated for the sake of grander acquaintance.
Martin smiled cynically as he let his thoughts drift along this channel.
I think of people more kindly when I am away from them"; adding cynically, "God knows; perhaps we will shake down together some day, for weariness; thousands have done it
Pierre recalled how Helene had smilingly expressed disapproval of Dolokhov's living at their house, and how cynically Dolokhov had praised his wife's beauty to him and from that time till they came to Moscow had not left them for a day.
Parry's drawing-room had inevitably split into many other ties attached to different parts of England, and sometimes these alliances seemed cynically fragile, and sometimes painfully acute, lacking as they did the supporting background of organised English life.
In time, however, there came another youth, as true, I dare say, as the first, but not so well known to me, and I shrugged my shoulders cynically to see my old friend once more a matchmaker.
And Bill Totts liked the girls and the girls liked him, while Freddie Drummond enjoyed playing the ascetic in this particular, was open in his opposition to equal suffrage, and cynically bitter in his secret condemnation of coeducation.
He returned to his chest, and cynically composed himself to slumber.
It took her just that long to find out she couldn't get anybody else," said Dan, cynically.