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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY
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English - Etymology

Originated 1580–90 from _cynic_ +‎ _-al_.

Originated 1580–90 from cynic +‎ -al.

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - PRONUNCIATION
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English - Pronunciation

* Homophone: sinical

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ADJECTIVE
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English - Adjective

CYNICAL (_comparative_ MORE CYNICAL, _superlative_ MOST CYNICAL) * Of or relating to the belief that human actions are motivated only or primarily by base desires or selfishness. * Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) I hope it is no very CYNICAL asperity not to confess obligations where no benefit has been received. * Skeptical of the integrity, sincerity, or motives of others. * Bitterly or jadedly distrustful or contemptuous; mocking. * 1945, George Orwell, _Animal Farm_, chapter 1 He seldom talked, and when he did, it was usually to make some CYNICAL remark-for instance, he would say that God had given him a tail to keep the flies off, but that he would sooner have had no tail and no flies. * Showing contempt for accepted moral standards by one's actions. * 1907, Robert W. Chambers, chapter X, _The Younger Set_: When he, at Neergard's CYNICAL suggestion, had consented to exploit his own club […] and had consented to resign from it to do so, he had every reason to believe that Neergard meant to either mulct them heavily or buy them out. In either case, having been useful to Neergard, his profits from the transaction would have been considerable. * (medicine, rare) Like the actions of a snarling dog. _a CYNIC spasm_ TRANSLATIONS

cynical (comparative more cynical, superlative most cynical)

  1. Of or relating to the belief that human actions are motivated only or primarily by base desires or selfishness.
  2. Skeptical of the integrity, sincerity, or motives of others.
  3. Bitterly or jadedly distrustful or contemptuous; mocking.
  4. Showing contempt for accepted moral standards by one's actions.
  5. (medicine, rare) Like the actions of a snarling dog.
    a cynic spasm

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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - REFERENCES
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* “cynical” in _The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition_, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000. * “cynical” in _Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1_, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006. * "cynical" in _WordNet 2.0_, Princeton University, 2003.


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