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Origin of cynic
OTHER WORDS FROM cynican·ti·cyn·ic, noun, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for cynic
In Wilde’s day, the cynic and sentimentalist characters made for good theater.
The cynics, meanwhile, shorted GME to heights rarely seen in the past decade—to well north of 100% of the stock’s total float.
A cynic would say this is a way for the company to drive product adoption until it has a large, installed base of users.Facebook launches free ‘paid online events’ for SMBs and others|Greg Sterling|August 14, 2020|Search Engine Land
The world, unfortunately, or some people—cynics—the cynical blogosphere at least—still sees fitness equipment as rote weight loss.Peloton CEO John Foley Talks Cheaper Bikes and Making the Most of Staying Home|Eben Shapiro|May 21, 2020|Time
A cynic might wonder if the police were telling the whole truth.5 Psychology Terms You’re Probably Misusing (Ep. 334 Rebroadcast)|Stephen J. Dubner|January 9, 2020|Freakonomics
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.
Though he made it back to the top by dint of talent and hard work, he remained a deep-dyed cynic for the rest of his life.The Stacks: Robin Williams, More Than A Shtick Figure|Joe Morgenstern|August 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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
Likely, Harold would have accepted the short shrift with his usual cynic's grace.The Stacks: Harold Conrad Was Many Things, But He Was Never, Ever Dull|Mark Jacobson|March 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A cynic was Blondet, with little regard for glory undefiled.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z|Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
Could I have been led to believe that the vile mockery of the cynic was applicable to one in my forlorn and desperate situation?My Ten Years' Imprisonment|Silvio Pellico
I've met him; he's a bad-tempered hypochondriac, a cynic at heart, and a man whose word is never doubted.In Search of the Unknown|Robert W. Chambers
The word cynic, too, comes from the name given to certain Greek philosophers who despised pleasure.Stories That Words Tell Us|Elizabeth O'Neill
Suppose he is a cynic, it is to his interest to govern well.The Napoleon of Notting Hill|Gilbert K. Chesterton