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cynics

noun
plural of cynic

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a person who distrusts other people and believes that everything is done for selfish reasons
  • a cynic who believes that nobody does a good deed without expecting something in return

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“Cynics.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/cynics. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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