Synonyms & Antonyms : Cynical





Cynical



( Adjective )


His
cynical smile revealed his malicious intention.

Synonyms:

Skeptical

Contemptuous

Derisive

Distrustful

Ironic

Misanthropic

Mocking

Mordacious

Pessimistic

Sarcastic

Sardonic

Scoffing

Scornful

Sneering

Unbelieving

Contextual Examples:

I’m rather
skeptical about his chances of winning despite what the paper say.

She has always shown herself to be
contemptuous of public opinion.

It is
ironic that she became a teacher, because she used to hate school when she was a girl.

I think the original sales figures were too
pessimistic.

People who don’t like him said he was very
sarcastic.



Antonyms:

Credulous

Green

Gullible

Hopeful

Optimistic

Trustful

Trusting

Unskeptical

Unsuspecting

Contextual Examples:

He must have been pretty
gullible to fall for that old trick.

I feel
hopeful that we’ll find a suitable house very soon.

She is not
optimistic about the outcome.

He had crept upon his
unsuspecting victim from behind.




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