Webster Definition for "cynic"

cyn.ic \' sin-ik\ n [MF or L, MF cynique, fr. L cynicus, fr. Gk kynikos, lit., like a dog, fr. kyn-, kyo-n dog cap 1: an adherent or advocate of the view that virtue is the only good and that its essence lies in self- control and independence 2: one who believes that human conduct is motivated wholly by self- interest - cynic aj

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