Definition of 'cynicism'
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But this sort of thing can only breed further cynicism about the political process. Times, Sunday Times (2008)At present it feels more like weary cynicism. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It fuels public cynicism towards elected representatives and mistrust of government. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Increasing public cynicism towards politics has been fuelled by shady fundraising practices. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He blamed such attitudes for fuelling public cynicism over the motives of big business. Times, Sunday Times (2014)There is a weary cynicism abroad. Times, Sunday Times (2010) Public cynicism has reached epidemic proportions. Times, Sunday Times (2006) Public cynicism about change is understandable. Times, Sunday Times (2014)There will be some healthy cynicism, too. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This has inspired overwhelming feelings of apathy and cynicism, particularly with regards to accountability. Times, Sunday Times (2011)In fact, there was a deep underlying cynicism. Times, Sunday Times (2009)How can we live honestly, not deceiving ourselves yet not giving way to cynicism or despair? Christianity Today (2000)Introducing slam poetry to the Olympics will bring a healthy dose of cynicism to the proceedings. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This has caused widespread worries at Westminster over a growth of cynicism about the political class. Times, Sunday Times (2009)In fact, the splitting is more likely to end in deep cynicism than psychiatric treatment. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We had to wait for public cynicism to return, as it always does. Times, Sunday Times (2011)That may not be the case, but suggesting that it might be only feeds public cynicism. Times, Sunday Times (2007)In fact, such ingrained public cynicism is misplaced. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Labour's second sobering realisation is that fear of the future is matched by a deep cynicism about politics. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It would be hard to think up a system that could do more to fuel public cynicism about MPs. Times, Sunday Times (2009)IT'S FAIR to say beach volleyball arouses a certain cynicism. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A certain amount of cynicism on the part of American team bosses is justified. Times, Sunday Times (2008)I'm trying to keep the weary cynicism out of my voice. Times, Sunday Times (2013)At worst, it is an exercise in short-term political cynicism intended to buy off the war critics. Times, Sunday Times (2009)To anyone inclined to political cynicism, I would urge you to read this book. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'cynicism'
British English: cynicism NOUN
Cynicism is the belief that people always act selfishly.
I found his cynicism wearing at times.
Definition of cynicism from the Collins English Dictionary
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