Cynic ( noun , verb )

(As a noun)

Cynic ( noun )

A person who believes that people are motivated mainly by self-interest and that most human actions are hypocritical and insincere.

Origin:

From greek kynikos, from kynos "dog". in ancient greece, the word referred to a member of a sect of philosophers who believed that virtue was the only good and that the essence of virtue was self-control and independence.

Examples:

  1. He was a cynical old man who always expected the worst from people.
  2. She was too cynical to believe in love at first sight.
  3. The play is a cynical commentary on the society.
  4. Despite the challenges, he refused to adopt a cynical attitude.
  5. Some cynical people believe that the world is only full of self-interest and greed.

(As a verb)

Cynic ( verb )

A person who believes that people are motivated mainly by self-interest and that most human actions are hypocritical and insincere.

Origin:

From greek kynikos, from kynos "dog". in ancient greece, the word referred to a member of a sect of philosophers who believed that virtue was the only good and that the essence of virtue was self-control and independence.

Examples:

  1. He was a cynical old man who always expected the worst from people.
  2. She was too cynical to believe in love at first sight.
  3. The play is a cynical commentary on the society.
  4. Despite the challenges, he refused to adopt a cynical attitude.
  5. Some cynical people believe that the world is only full of self-interest and greed.
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