• (a.) Alt. of Cynical
  • (n.) One of a sect or school of philosophers founded by Antisthenes, and of whom Diogenes was a disciple. The first Cynics were noted for austere lives and their scorn for social customs and current philosophical opinions. Hence the term Cynic symbolized, in the popular judgment, moroseness, and contempt for the views of others.
  • (n.) One who holds views resembling those of the Cynics; a snarler; a misanthrope; particularly, a person who believes that human conduct is directed, either consciously or unconsciously, wholly by self-interest or self-indulgence, and that appearances to the contrary are superficial and untrustworthy.

Compare cynic with other words:

cynic vs. irony

conic vs. cynic

cyanic vs. cynic

cynic vs. pragmatist

critic vs. cynic

cynic vs. misanthrope

cynic vs. gullible

content vs. cynic

cynic vs. hopeful

cynic vs. sceptic

critical vs. cynic

cynic vs. pessimist

cynic vs. stoic

cornucopia vs. cynic

cynic vs. realist

cynic vs. ironic

cynic vs. good

cynic vs. virtue

cynic vs. philosopher

cynic vs. sect

cynic vs. diogenes

cynic vs. cynicism

cynic vs. cynical

cynic vs. negative

cynic vs. scornful

cynic vs. outlook

cynic vs. selfishness

believe vs. cynic

cynic vs. satirical

cynic vs. detractor

caustic vs. cynic

cynic vs. idealist