cynicism

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noun cyn·i·cism \ˈsi-nə-ˌsi-zəm\

Definition of cynicism

  1. 1 capitalized :  the doctrine of the Cynics (see cynic 1)

  2. 2 :  cynical attitude or quality Nothing could change her cynicism about politics.; also :  a cynical comment or act pungent cynicisms

Examples of cynicism in a Sentence

  1. Nothing could change her cynicism about politics.

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Origin and Etymology of cynicism

see cynic


First Known Use: 1663


CYNICISM Defined for English Language Learners

cynicism

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noun cyn·i·cism \ˈsi-nə-ˌsi-zəm\

Definition of cynicism for English Language Learners

  • : cynical beliefs : beliefs that people are generally selfish and dishonest



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