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|[Nettime-nl] Definitions of skepsis & cynical[Webster]|
skepÂtic \Ëskep-tik\ noun 1 : an adherent or advocate ofskepticism2 : a person disposed to skepticismespecially regarding religion orreligious principles
Examples Skeptics have pointed out flaws in the researchers' methods. You can believe in ghosts if youlike, but I'm still a skeptic. He is a skeptic and a cynic.Origin: Latin or Greek; Latinscepticus, from Greek skeptikos,from skeptikos thoughtful, fromskeptesthai to look, consider âmore at spy.
First use: 1587 Synonyms: disbeliever, doubter,doubting Thomas, questioner,unbeliever cynÂiÂcal \Ësi-ni-kÉl\ adjective 1 : captious, peevish 2 : having or showing the attitude ortemper of a cynic: asa : contemptuously distrustful ofhuman nature and motives <thosecynical men who say that democracycannot be honest and efficient â F. D. Roosevelt> b : based on or reflecting a beliefthat human conduct is motivatedprimarily by self-interest <a cynicalploy to cheat customers>
cynÂiÂcalÂly \-k(É-)lÄ\ adverb Examples Cynical people say there is nosuch thing as true love. People are so cynical nowadays. She's become more cynical in her old age. First use: 1542 Synonyms: misanthropic,pessimistic Antonyms: uncynicalSynonym discussion: cynicalmisanthropic pessimistic meandeeply distrustful. cynical implieshaving a sneering disbelief insincerity or integrity <cynical aboutpoliticians' motives>. misanthropicsuggests a rooted distrust anddislike of human beings and theirsociety <a solitary and misanthropicartist>. pessimistic implies having agloomy, distrustful view of life<pessimistic about the future>.
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