un·​cyn·​i·​cal | \ ˌən-ˈsi-ni-kəl How to pronounce uncynical (audio) \

Definition of uncynical

: not having or showing the mistrustfulness and negativity of a cynic : not cynical … an uncynical sense of duty and moral purpose.— Doris Kearns Goodwin a refreshingly uncynical writer/film/attitude

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uncynically \ ˌən-​ˈsi-​ni-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce uncynically (audio) \ adverb

Examples of uncynical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Clear-eyed but uncynical, this engrossing novel delves deep into personal motivation, naive belief and moral confusion. Katherine A. Powers, Washington Post, "The best new audiobooks for your Thanksgiving drive," 19 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of uncynical

1648, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of uncynical was in 1648

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Cite this Entry

“Uncynical.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncynical. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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to assert without proof or before proving

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