1 of or like a cynic 愤世嫉俗的
*a cynical remark, attitude, smile 愤世嫉俗的话语、态度、微笑
* They've grown rather cynical about democracy, ie no longer believe that it is an honest system. 他们逐渐感到所谓民主制度也不过尔尔.
2 contemptuously selfish and concerned only with one's own interests 自私得为人所不齿的; 心中只有自己的
*a cynical disregard for others' safety 只顾自己不顾他人安危的可耻行为
* The footballer brought down his opponent with a cynical foul. 那个足球队员恶意犯规把对方绊倒了.
unwilling to believe that people have good, honest, or sincere reasons for doing something
a cynical view of human nature
The public is cynical about election promises.
not caring that something might not be morally right, might hurt someone etc, when you are trying to get something for yourself
a cynical disregard for international agreements