un·​cyn·​i·​cal ˌən-ˈsi-ni-kəl How to pronounce uncynical (audio)
: 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
uncynically adverb

Examples of uncynical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What hit viewers, then and now, with the strength of an unmerciful iceberg is how entirely uncynical this movie is. Chris Snellgrove, EW.com, 15 Dec. 2022 The most uncynical aspect of the second film is how the film ends with the way that Enola ... brought those [matchmaking girls] together. Stephen Humphries, The Christian Science Monitor, 2 Nov. 2022 It’s a leviathan smash, and a sincere and uncynical pastiche that critics and fans have similarly appreciated. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, 6 July 2022 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1648, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of uncynical was in 1648

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“Uncynical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncynical. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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