Meaning of “cynic” in the English Dictionary

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"cynic" in British English

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cynicnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈsɪn.ɪk/ us /ˈsɪn.ɪk/ disapproving

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.

(Definition of “cynic” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cynic" in American English

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cynicnoun [ C ]

us /ˈsɪn·ɪk/

a person who believes that other people are interested only in themselves and therefore doubts that they can be good

(Definition of “cynic” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)