Cynical Synonyms and Antonyms

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Synonyms for Cynical

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Doubting the fundamental doctrines of religion
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Disdainfully or humorously sneering or sarcastic
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Given to the use of irony; sarcastic.
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Deviating from the right direction; misdirected; out of place.
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Arousing or likely to arouse suspicion in others
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Of or like the Cynics or their doctrines
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Meaning the contrary of what is expressed
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Filled with or showing scorn or contempt
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Growling, having a snarl.
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Characterized by a hatred or mistrustful scorn for humankind.
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Disappointed; experiencing disillusionment; having lost one's illusions.
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Antonyms for Cynical

nonbelieving; doubtful
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(Of persons, states of mind, beliefs, etc.) Experiencing or harboring no doubts; entirely confident.
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Expecting the best in all possible ways.
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Inspiring or giving hope
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That trusts; trustful
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Words Related to Cynical

Given to using sarcasm:
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The definition of pessimistic is constantly expecting the worst.
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Marked by or displaying contemptuous mockery of the motives or virtues of others
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Marked by or displaying contemptuous mockery of the motives or virtues of others
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