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Meaning of CYNICISM

Pronunciation:  'sini`sizum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a cynical feeling of distrust
 

CYNICISM is a 8 letter word that starts with C.

 

 See Also: pessimism

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cyn"i*cism\ (s[i^]n"[i^]*s[i^]z'm), n.
The doctrine of the Cynics; the quality of being cynical; the
mental state, opinions, or conduct, of a cynic; morose and
contemptuous views and opinions.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: antisocial sentiments, antisociality, causticity, defeatism, dismalness, gloominess, gloomy outlook, innuendo, invective, irony, malism, misanthropism, misanthropy, negativism, nihilism, pessimism, retreatism, sarcasm, satire, satiric wit, Timonism, uncheerfulness, unsociability
 

 

 

 

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