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cynical    (adj) – 1. Believing or showing the belief that people are motivated chiefly by base or selfish concerns; skeptical of the motives of others.
2. Selfishly or callously calculating.
3. Negative or pessimistic, as from world-weariness.
4. Expressing jaded or scornful skepticism or negativity.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : 1580s, “resembling Cynic philosophers,” from cynic + -al. By late 17th century the meaning had shaded into the general one of “critical, disparaging the motives of others, captious, sneering, peevish.”

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