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adjective cynical pronunciation in American English /ˈsɪnɪk(ə)l/
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  1. 1
    someone who is cynical believes that people care only about themselves and are not sincere or honest
  2. 2
    someone who is cynical expects things not to be successful or useful
    cynical about:

    I know that some of you are very cynical about the proposals.

  3. 3
    willing to let other people be harmed so that you can get an advantage

    Democrats said it was a cynical attempt to smear the President’s reputation.

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 cynical pronunciation in American English /ˈsɪnɪkli/ adverb

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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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