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English noun: cynic

1. cynic (person) someone who is critical of the motives of others


Synonymsfaultfinder


Broader (hypernym)disagreeable person, unpleasant person


Narrower (hyponym)depreciator, detractor, disparager, knocker

2. Cynic (person) a member of a group of ancient Greek philosophers who advocated the doctrine that virtue is the only good and that the essence of virtue is self-control


Broader (hypernym)philosopher









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