Synonyms of 'cynic'
scepticDictionary, doubter, pessimist
A cynic might see this as simply a ploy to make us part with more money.
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing– Lady Windermere's Fan]
The cynic is one who never sees a good quality in a man, and never fails to see a bad one– Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit]
cynic: a blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they ought to be– The Devil's Dictionary]
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If you refer to people as doubters, you mean that they have doubts about something, especially their religious or political system.
Doubters fear this may not be good news.
A misanthrope is a person who does not like other people.
One myth is that he was a grumbling misanthrope.
Thesaurus for cynic from the Collins English Thesaurus
A cynic is someone who believes that people always act selfishly.