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Meaning of “cynic” in the English Dictionary

"cynic" in British English

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cynicnoun [C]

uk   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 ​itsdecliningpopularity.
(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 ​thereforedoubts that they can be good
(Definition of cynic from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “cynic”
in Chinese (Simplified) 愤世嫉俗的人, 认为人皆自私者…
in Turkish kötümser, herşeye kötü açıdan bakan, felaket tellalı…
in Russian циник…
in Chinese (Traditional) 憤世嫉俗的人, 認為人皆自私者…
in Polish cynik…
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