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Negative ConnotationPlay
Cynic often implies a negative view of human nature or motivations. SlideThe old man was such a cynic, always saying that charity was just for show.
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Mistrustful AttitudePlay
It suggests that the person doesn't trust others' sincerity or goodness. SlideAs a cynic, she questioned her teammate's sudden helpfulness.
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Not Always RudePlay
Being a cynic does not necessarily mean being impolite or disrespectful. SlideHis cynical views were presented in a surprisingly polite conversation.