cynical: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (sin'i-kul), [key]
- like or characteristic of a cynic; distrusting or disparaging the motives of others.
- showing contempt for accepted standards of honesty or morality by one's actions, esp. by actions that exploit the scruples of others.
- bitterly or sneeringly distrustful, contemptuous, or pessimistic.
- (cap.) cynic (def. 5).
- cynical (Thesaurus)