GRE Word List

CYNICAL

skeptical or distrustful of human motives; N. cynicism; CF. cynic: person who believes all people are motivated by selfishness

The meaning of the word cynical is skeptical or distrustful of human motives; N. cynicism; CF. cynic: person who believes all people are motivated by selfishness.

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