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  • noun Same as cynicism.

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  • noun cynicism

Etymologies

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From French cynisme, from Late Latin cynismus, from Ancient Greek κυνισμός (kunismos, "philosophy of the Cynics"), from κυν-, stem of κύων (kuōn, "dog”, “Cynic"); compare cynicism.

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