Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

American pronunciation of 

cynical

view main entry for cynical adjective  /ˈsɪnɪk(ə)l/
Click to listen to the pronunciation of cynical

derived word

cynically

  /ˈsɪnɪkli/ adverb
Click to listen to the pronunciation of cynically

This is the American English pronunciation of cynical.

View British English pronunciation of cynical.

Previous and next

rat tail

a type of hairstyle which has a long, thin strip of hair growing down the back of the neck

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

speak human

(of a politician) to be able to communicate and connect with ordinary people

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog