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Cynical – Believing people are only interested in themselves; Not trusting the goodness in people


(Pronounced sin-ick-ull)

To remember the definition of the word cynical, use the following mnemonic:

"Sinners!" He called (cynical) them. Not trusting her or thinking that she had any goodness in herself.

Sinners! He called (cynical) them. None of you have any good attributes.


Examples of cynical in a sentence

Helen is a cynical woman who does not trust anyone.

After being dumped by his girlfriend, Jack was cynical about dating other women.

The king was cynical of his adviser’s motive for wanting to declare war.

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