cynicism definition

  • noun:
    • An attitude of scornful or jaded negativity, particularly a broad distrust associated with the stability or professed motives of others: the public cynicism stimulated by government scandals.
    • A scornfully or jadedly bad comment or work: "She reached a philosophy of her very own, all made up of her private notations and cynicisms” ( Henry James).
    • The thinking of this old Cynics.
    • a distrustful mindset
    • an emotion of jaded negativity, or a general distrust of this integrity or professed motives of other people. Cynicism can manifest itself by disappointment, disillusionment and distrust in regards to companies, authorities along with other facets of culture, often because previous bad experience. Cynics often see other individuals as inspired solely by disguised self-interest.
    • a skeptical, scornful or pessimistic comment or act
    • The doctrine associated with Cynics; the standard of becoming cynical; the state of mind, opinions, or conduct, of a cynic; morose and contemptuous views and opinions.
    • the human body of doctrine inculcated and practised because of the Cynics; indifference to pleasure; stoicism forced to austerity, asceticism, or acerbity.
    • the smoothness or state to be cynical; cynicalness.
    • a cynical feeling of distrust
    • An attitude of scornful or jaded negativity, specifically an over-all distrust of the integrity or professed motives of other individuals: people cynicism stimulated by government scandals.
    • A scornfully or jadedly unfavorable opinion or act: "She attained a philosophy of her very own, all made up of her personal notations and cynicisms” ( Henry James).
    • The beliefs associated with ancient Cynics.
    • a distrustful attitude
    • an emotion of jaded negativity, or an over-all distrust of the integrity or professed motives of people. Cynicism can manifest it self by frustration, disillusionment and distrust regarding organizations, authorities along with other facets of society, often because of previous bad experience. Cynics often see other individuals as inspired entirely by disguised self-interest.
    • a skeptical, scornful or pessimistic remark or work
    • The doctrine of this Cynics; the standard of being cynical; the mental state, views, or conduct, of a cynic; morose and contemptuous views and views.
    • the human body of doctrine inculcated and practised by the Cynics; indifference to enjoyment; stoicism forced to austerity, asceticism, or acerbity.
    • The character or condition of being cynical; cynicalness.
    • a cynical sense of distrust

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