cynically cynically  /ˈsɪ nɪ kə li/

Definition(s):

  • (adv) with cynicism; in a cynical manner

Usage(s):

  1. That omission was greeted cynically by Western diplomats.
  2. While normally shy people would continue to try, and eventually succeed, in connecting with others, cynically shy individuals internalize the rejection and alienate themselves.
  3. Remember, Estradahowever cynicallywas acting within the framework of the law and under the terms called for by the impeachment proceedings.

News

  1. 3 Stocks With Ever-Increasing Dividends

    NEW YORK (Stockpickr) --aOver the past few years, companies have begun to pay a lot more attention to their dividends. The move to faster-rising payouts can be viewed cynically: Companies have simply run out of growth opportunities and don't have any better uses for cash these days. But the more optimistic view likely holds more merit: Companies are now so profitable that they can afford to ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: TheStreet.com

  2. McLaren MP4-12C. Ousting Ferrari and Lamborghini from the garage?

    In their latest instalment, the guys at XCARfilms ask an interesting question: has the McLaren MP4-12C pushed the likes of Ferrari and Lamborghini off the must own list? Or for those of us with bank managers looking cynically out our monthly statements, out of the fantasy garage? You could immediately argue that no, it hasn’t. So subtle was the MP4-12C’s design when launched that compared to the ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Jalopnik

  3. Will Smith Opens Up About the Future of His Career

    *Will Smith says he’s done with blockbusters, for now. Since the release of his new film, “After Earth,” which has struggled at the box office, critics have questioned (perhaps cynically) if Smith still has what it takes to put butts in the seats at theaters. But at this stage in his career, Smith says, he [...]
    on June 10, 2013     Source: EURweb

Quotes

  1. "You can cynically say that it is kicking the can down the road," Bush said. "I don't appreciate that, because this is an important part of my belief that it is necessary to protect ourselves." "I knew this was of concern to him and I...
    on Apr 6, 2008 By: President Bush Source: FOXNews

  2. "We had a problem not with the personalities, we had a problem with the institution," Regev said. "We saw a situation whereby the human rights mechanism of the UN was being cynically exploited to advance an anti-Israel agenda. This would do...
    on Dec 11, 2006 By: Mark Regev Source: Guardian Unlimited

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