uncynical

adjective
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

Other Words from uncynical

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

Examples of uncynical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The crowd’s roar betrayed its uncynical thirst for more hockey despite the impending loss. Marc Lester, Anchorage Daily News, 26 Nov. 2021 Create the world where being nice, being uncynical, being egoless, being empathetic, and promoting forgiveness is not something that is weak and happens without consequences. Derek Lawrence, EW.com, 20 Sep. 2021 Create the world where being nice, being uncynical, being egoless, being empathetic, and promoting forgiveness is not something that is weak and happens without consequences. Derek Lawrence, EW.com, 20 Sep. 2021 Create the world where being nice, being uncynical, being egoless, being empathetic, and promoting forgiveness is not something that is weak and happens without consequences. Derek Lawrence, EW.com, 20 Sep. 2021 Create the world where being nice, being uncynical, being egoless, being empathetic, and promoting forgiveness is not something that is weak and happens without consequences. Derek Lawrence, EW.com, 20 Sep. 2021 Create the world where being nice, being uncynical, being egoless, being empathetic, and promoting forgiveness is not something that is weak and happens without consequences. Derek Lawrence, EW.com, 20 Sep. 2021 Create the world where being nice, being uncynical, being egoless, being empathetic, and promoting forgiveness is not something that is weak and happens without consequences. Derek Lawrence, EW.com, 20 Sep. 2021 But with a book-length paper released Sunday that feels like something from a bygone time, Francis makes the uncynical case for how people can reverse course. Washington Post, 4 Oct. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of uncynical

1648, in the meaning defined above

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“Uncynical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncynical. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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