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 uncynical (audio) \ adverb

Examples of uncynical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Pope Francis’s new encyclical is a papal warning about a world going backward," 4 Oct. 2020 However, as things just got more divided and more cynical, maybe in a way this became a better template against which the movie could open because the movie is totally uncynical. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, "Party on, old dudes? Alex Winter, Keanu Reeves tackle middle age in 'Bill & Ted Face the Music'," 26 Aug. 2020 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, "Jason Sudeikis created the 'best version of myself' with Ted Lasso," 13 Aug. 2020 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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“Uncynical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncynical. Accessed 9 Mar. 2021.

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