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  1. cynical

    • IPA[ˈsinək(ə)l]

    美式

    • adj.
      believing that people are motivated by self-interest; distrustful of human sincerity or integrity;doubtful as to whether something will happen or whether it is worthwhile
    • 釋義

    形容詞

    • 1. believing that people are motivated by self-interest; distrustful of human sincerity or integrity her cynical attitude
    • doubtful as to whether something will happen or whether it is worthwhile most residents are cynical about efforts to clean mobsters out of their city
    • contemptuous; mocking he gave a cynical laugh
    • 2. concerned only with one's own interests and typically disregarding accepted or appropriate standards in order to achieve them a cynical manipulation of public opinion
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    • IPA[ˈsɪnɪk(ə)l]

    英式

    • adj.
      believing that people are motivated purely by self-interest; distrustful of human sincerity or ... he was brutally cynical and hardened to every sob story under the sun

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