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Origin of cynicism
Examples from the Web for cynicism
It creates a cynicism in us that is not the most noble of things to dwell upon.
That is the height of cynicism, combined with an admission of impotence.
But our cultural resistance to sentiment is all inclusive—our cynicism crosses all genders, all ages, all classes.A Love Letter to ‘The Notebook,’ a Melodrama That Commits to Its Sentimentality|Teo Bugbee|June 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But Sciortino cut her teeth in that world of excess irony, cynicism, and posturing.Is This Dildo-Licking, Dominatrix-Loving Vogue Blogger the New Face of Feminism?|Lizzie Crocker|May 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Despite this cynicism, Hood says he is hopeful about the future.Drive-By Truckers Produce Their Best Album in Years|Howard Wolfson|March 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He might pretend to cynicism to hide his deep pleasure in it; none the less, he was moved profoundly.Mavericks|William MacLeod Raine
Verrian was tempted to add the condition by the opportunity for a cynicism which he did not feel.Fennel and Rue|William Dean Howells
His non-appearance afforded Shelton another proof of the delicacy that went hand in hand with the young vagrant's cynicism.The Island Pharisees|John Galsworthy
Nor had I suspected one in whom cynicism and distrust of undergraduates (of my sort) seemed so ingrained, of such idealism.A Far Country, Complete|Winston Churchill
Lazarotto's cynicism is of an intellectual order, as is his ready lying to avert suspicion from his master.The Growth of English Drama|Arnold Wynne