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Origin of cynic
OTHER WORDS FROM cynican·ti·cyn·ic, noun, adjective
Words nearby cynic
Example sentences from the Web for cynic
You, dear reader and refusenik, will likely be called a cynic or a sad sack by friends.
A cynic might say that the report is like the movie Clue, perfectly set up for a multiplicity of endings.
Putin, after all, is not the only cynic on center stage in the Ukraine crisis.Putin Can Take Ukraine Without an Invasion, and Probably Will|Jamie Dettmer|April 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At her core as both a mother and a politician was a guiding emotion that would make a cynic scoff.Remembering Ma Laureys, the Mother of 10 Christie Slandered to Win His First Election|Michael Daly|January 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Distrustful of engaging fully, the cynic engages superficially, gets the drug he needs, and moves along.
He went to Athens and became a philosopher of the Cynic school, which see, as a disciple of Antisthenes.The Works of Lucian of Samosata, v. 4|Lucian of Samosata
But Bellegarde's confidences greatly amused him, and rarely displeased him, for the generous young Frenchman was not a cynic.The American|Henry James
His impression was not the cynic's impression of these wide shallows of activity.Marriage|H. G. Wells
In 1783 he died the death of Diogenes, minus the wit of the cynic.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete|Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
But as for your man who thinks, if he shows energy and originality we call him a cynic.The Red and the Black|Stendhal