Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of cynicism.

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Examples

  • I remain hopeful as I listen to others spout negative litanies---or utter clichés of cheerfulness which have become as meaningless to me as the cynicisms and negative litanies.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • I remain hopeful as I listen to others spout negative litanies---or utter clichés of cheerfulness which have become as meaningless to me as the cynicisms and negative litanies.

    HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL INTELLIGENCE MEMOS AND OVERSEAS CONTINGENCY OPERATIONS

  • Until they are infected by the cynicisms of oldies like us, they do believe that poverty can become history.

    Michelle Cote: Archbishop Tutu's Dream for the Future

  • Despite their facile sophistications and easy-going cynicisms—more often than not, largely a defense against disappointment—most of them are in fact looking for a meaningful life or listening for a summons.

    Less than God, excelling other creatures

  • Despite their facile sophistications and easy-going cynicisms—more often than not, largely a defense against disappointment—most of them are in fact looking for a meaningful life or listening for a summons.

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • The fairy tale of Obamania has caused Europe temporarily to suspend all of its centuries-old cynicisms about the politics of Camelot and Sir Galahads single-handedly saving the world from evil.

    What If McCain Wins?

  • But in its blinding cynicisms chavismo refused to even discuss the nomination of a new CNE until after the December 2005 election.

    A new CNE? Same old, same old

  • But in its blinding cynicisms chavismo refused to even discuss the nomination of a new CNE until after the December 2005 election.

    04/23/2006 - 04/30/2006

  • These are cynicisms and cruelties which, when put to the test, prove no more genuine than certain apparent virtues and generosities.

    Within a Budding Grove

  • He scorns the fateful march of the victors and sticks his foot out to trip them, yet much as his failure makes us laugh the laughter sticks in our throat: even his wittiest cynicisms have a tragic cast to them.

    Nobel Lecture - Literature 1999

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