Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: cynicism
IPA transcription: [s'ɪnɪs,ɪzəm]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: cynicism
    Meaning: a cynical feeling of distrust
Usage examples
  • But not so much as her cynicism in the long dialogue with her lover which followed.
  • As he walked John Perkins prophesied to himself with gloomy and downtrodden cynicism the foregone conclusions of the monotonous day.
  • The judges themselves appeared to be stupefied, and the jury manifested tokens of disgust for cynicism so unexpected in a man of fashion.
  • Those black strokes were not introduced to throw up the grey wash or pencilled shading; Wyndham's cynicism was no mere literary affectation, it was engrained in his very nature.
  • There were certain dastardly deeds, certain acts of profanation, certain lies, at which those hordes that came to us from Asia hesitated; an instinctive reverence still restrained them; and, moreover, in those times they did not destroy with such impudent cynicism, invoking the God of Christians in a burlesque pathos of prayer!