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si ni kuhl

  • s  believing the worst of human nature and motives; having a sneering disbelief in e.g. selflessness of others

  • In these cynical times, voters are not interested in promises.
  • Many scientists are cynical about the future of this new technology.
  • "Religious War" is a slogan used by terrorists to cynically advance their agenda.
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  • Natasha Richardson in Baltimore Sun
    Interviewed by The Associated Press in 2001, Natasha Richardson said she related well to her family if only because, "We've all been through it in one way or another and so we've had to be strong. Also we embrace life. We are not cynical about...
  • Ashley Judd in The Associated Press
    It is time to retire the cynical and superficial coal company-created argument that we must choose between people, their jobs, and our mountains,Judd said. "That is simply false, fear-based and fear-mongering."
  • Rudy Giuliani in
    I'm proud that we chose to stay positive and to run a campaign of ideas in an era of personal attacks, negative ads and cynical spin,Giuliani told supporters in Orlando, Florida.

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