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cynical

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Definition someone who expects the worst — especially of people (such as expecting them to be selfish and lie)
  • The experience made her overly cynical.
cynical = someone who expects the worst — especially of people (such as expecting them to be selfish and lie)
  • She is cynical and unhappy.
  • cynical = expects people to be selfish
  • ...if you cannot find a way to aid progress in human affairs, then know that the smirking cynicism of the sideline critic is a form of plague — and to be one of those is to be a carrier of death instead of a preserver of life.
    Robert Fulghum  --  Words I Wish I Wrote
  • The cynic knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.
    Oscar Wilde
  • Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me. They possess and enjoy early, and it does something to them, makes them soft where we are hard, and cynical where we are trustful...
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Rich Boy, All the Sad Young Men
  • I ain't cynical, Miss Alexandra.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • cynical = expecting the worst of people
  • I know how cynical you are, and you're probably going to come up with some snarky reply when you read this, but the truth is, I'm chasing you because I really think I am falling in love with you.
    Kody Keplinger  --  The DUFF: (Designated Ugly Fat Friend)
  • cynical = expecting the worst of people
  • She was cynical about the joys of a simple laborious life.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • cynical = someone who expects the worst — especially of people (such as expecting them to be selfish and lie)
  • ...they were really having fun being cynical,
    Stephen Chbosky  --  The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • cynical = someone who expects the worst — especially of people (such as expecting them to be selfish and lie)
  • He had fallen into a deep cynicism over what had crossed his path,
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • cynicism = believing that things usually go poorly and that selfish and insincere
  • Do you suppose this eternal shallow cynicism of yours has any real bearing on a nature like hers?
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • cynicism = believing that things usually go poorly and that selfish and insincere
  • Very cynical observation, but probably true.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Tears of a Tiger
  • cynical = someone who expects the worst — especially of people (such as expecting them to be selfish and lie)
  • His expression remained the same—cynical, defiant, painful.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  A Lesson Before Dying
  • cynical = someone who expects the worst — especially of people (such as expecting them to be selfish and lie)
  • I call that rather cynical.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • cynical = someone who expects the worst — especially of people (such as expecting them to be selfish and lie)
  • The romantics would call this a love story, the cynics would call it a tragedy.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Notebook
  • cynics = people who expect the worst — especially of people (such as expecting them to be selfish and lie)
  • One of Flora's very favorite bonus comics was entitled TERRIBLE THINGS CAN HAPPEN TO YOU! As a cynic, Flora found it wise to be prepared. Who knew what horrible, unpredictable thing would happen next?
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • cynic = someone who expects things to go poorly
  • It's not becoming to a child. It's—cynical.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • cynical = expecting the worst of people
  • Tellin' the truth's not cynical, is it?
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • cynical = begin selfish and calculating
  • What kind of cynic was she, whispering "I love you" to a squirrel who wasn't even there?
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • Even we cynics deserved a night off once in a while, right?
    Kody Keplinger  --  The DUFF: (Designated Ugly Fat Friend)

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