Definitions for "Cynic"
Belonging to the sect of philosophers called cynics; having the qualities of a cynic; pertaining to, or resembling, the doctrines of the cynics.
Given to sneering at rectitude and the conduct of life by moral principles; believing the worst of human nature and motives; disbelieving in the reality of any human purposes which are not suggested or directed by self-interest or self-indulgence; having a sneering disbelief in the selflessness of others; as, a cynical man who scoffs at pretensions of integrity; characterized by such opinions; as, cynical views of human nature.
One of a sect or school of philosophers founded by Antisthenes, and of whom Diogenes was a disciple. The first Cynics were noted for austere lives and their scorn for social customs and current philosophical opinions. Hence the term Cynic symbolized, in the popular judgment, moroseness, and contempt for the views of others.
a burnt (or steamed) idealist
an idealist who has been kicked in the teeth
an idealist who has had his heart broken
an optimist that got a face full of reality
an optimist who's been proven wrong too many times
an optimist who sharply observes the real world, and speaks to said observations
n.: One who looks through rose-colored glasses with a jaundiced eye.
a man who looks at the world with a monocle in his mind's eye
a man who looks both ways before crossing a one-way street
Keywords:  pessimist, facts, job, action
a pessimist who has seen the facts in action
a pessimist with a job
a person searching for an honest man, with a stolen lantern -Edgar Shoaff and, of course, the King of triteful nothing sayings, one that gives all aphorisms a bad name
a person who knows the price
Someone who knows the cost of everything and the value of nothing.
Keywords:  dog, sothic, currish, surly, captious
Having the qualities of a surly dog; snarling; captious; currish.
Pertaining to the Dog Star; as, the cynic, or Sothic, year; cynic cycle.
a man who think courtship is the first in a series of steps leading to divorce
cynic is just a man who found out when he was about ten that there wasn't any Santa Claus and he's still upset. Cozzens, James Gould S³owo kluczowe: cynic
Keywords:  romantic, ass, world, who
a romantic whose ass has been
a romantic who's seen the world
Cynic was a progressive/technical death metal band from Miami, Florida, USA that was founded in 1987 and dissolved in 1994. Their only release, except four demos, was the album Focus from 1993 (see 1993 in music), a groundbreaking album that combined death metal, jazz fusion, New Age, thrash metal and electronica.
a blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, and not as they ought to be
an important word referring to a person who is skeptical, or does not easily trust things that she is told
One of the seven attitudes. Its positive pole is contradiction; its negative pole is denigration. Cynics view the world in terms of what isn't, or of what won't work.
Keywords:  father, did
a father who did
an intelligent person
a person who refuses to share your illusions