cynicism cynicism  /ˈsɪ nɪ ˌsɪ zəm/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a cynical feeling of distrust

Usage(s):

  1. I've often said that cynicism is what passes for insight among the mediocre.
  2. Reid's cynicism wasn't thought noteworthy, and his defeatism wasn't thought extraordinary.
  3. In Hollywood, most of the cynicism is found behind the scenes in the conference rooms where a film's every truckling nuance is debated.

News

  • Farewell to an environmental champion

    Many folks view politicians with a jaundiced eye, and there's plenty of evidence to justify their cynicism. But that just was not the case with U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, who passed away last week.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Daily Journal

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Quotes

  1. "I face the world as it is, and cannot stand idle in the face of threats to the American people," Obama said in the speech, formally known as the Nobel Lecture. "To say that force may sometimes be necessary is not a call to cynicism. It is a...
    on Dec 12, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Toronto Star

  2. On the presidential campaign trail, Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona said destruction of the tapes "harms the credibility and the moral standing of America in the world again. There will be skepticism and cynicism all over the world about how...
    on Dec 9, 2007 By: John McCain Source: Guardian Unlimited

  3. "Covering up the details of these payments breeds further cynicism and distrust in our already shaken financial system," Cuomo said in the letter.
    on Mar 15, 2009 By: Andrew Cuomo Source: USA Today

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