Cynical

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Cynic + -al.

Adjective[edit]

Cynical (not comparable)

  1. Of or relating to the Cynics, a sect of Ancient Greek philosophers who believed virtue to be the only good and self-control to be the only means of achieving virtue.
  2. Concerned only with one's own interests and disregarding accepted standards to achieve them: A cynical fool

References[edit]

  • Cynical” in The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.
  • "cynical" Concise Oxford Dictionary Tenth Edition