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What is the connotation of cynical?
cynical, misanthropic, pessimistic mean deeply distrustful. cynical implies having a sneering disbelief in sincerity or integrity. cynical about politicians’ motives misanthropic suggests a rooted distrust and dislike of human beings and their society.
What does being a cynic mean?
: a person who has negative opinions about other people and about the things people do He’s too much of a cynic to see the benefits of marriage.
What is a synonym for cynical?
The words misanthropic and pessimistic are common synonyms of cynical.
Is Cynical a negative word?
Negative or pessimistic, as from world-weariness.
Does cynical mean pessimistic?
Cynical suggests a disbelief in the sincerity of human motives: cynical about honesty. Pessimistic implies a more or less habitual disposition to look on the dark side of things, and to believe that the worst will happen: pessimistic as to the future.
Is cynical a negative word?
Is cynical the same as negative?
As nouns the difference between negativity and cynicism is that negativity is the characteristic of having a negative charge while cynicism is (uncountable) a distrustful attitude.
What’s the difference between cynical and pessimistic?
Pessimism is the belief that there are more bad things in life than there is good while cynicism is the belief that people should not be trusted. Pessimism views the world as getting worse as the years pass while cynicism views people with distrust and scorn for their motives.
Is cynical being negative?
You might describe yourself as someone who likes to keep it real—someone who often gives sarcastic responses to most questions and conversation topics. Unfortunately, always acting cynical can have a long-term negative impact on your happiness.
What is the opposite word of cynical?
Antonyms: Credulous,gullible,hopeful,optimistic,trustful,unskeptical,unsuspecting (etc.)
What is opposite of cynical?
cynical. Antonyms: genial, lenient, complaisant, urbane. Synonyms: sarcastic, snarling, snappish, sneering, cross-grained, currish, carping.