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cynic

noun [C] uk   /ˈsɪn.ɪk/ disapproving us  
a person who believes that people are only interested in themselves and are not sincere: I'm too much of a cynic to believe that he'll keep his promise. A cynic might say that the government has only taken this measure because it is concerned about its declining popularity.Suspecting and questioningQuestioning people and asking questions in generalCuriosity
(Definition of cynic from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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