Definitions for "Cynicism"
In general terms, a negative denial of the possibility of human beings to achieve true knowledge or success in the world. More specifically, someone can be cynical of specific propositions without being a cynic in general. Usually denotes an outright resistance to considering other alternatives, regardless of merit. The equally extreme opposite of gullibility. Reference section 1.3
a cynical feeling of distrust
An attitude of scornful or jaded negativity, especially a general distrust of the integrity or professed motives of others.
The doctrine of the Cynics; the quality of being cynical; the mental state, opinions, or conduct, of a cynic; morose and contemptuous views and opinions.
The belief that the best life is one lived close to nature and away from the rules and regulations of society.
1. a Greek school of philosophy originally based on the doctrine that nothing can be known. In the Roman era cynicism became an ethical doctrine emphasizing the need to live an austere, abstemious life. 2. more recently, the view that people act in ways to further their own ends and self-centered ambitions.
The power of accurate observation as commonly called by those who have not got it.
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