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English noun: cynic

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


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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