cynicism

[sin-uh-siz-uhm]
noun
1.
cynical disposition, character, or belief.
2.
a cynical remark.
3.
(initial capital letter) any of the doctrines or practices of the Cynics.

Origin:
1665–75; cynic + -ism

anticynicism, noun
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cynicism (ˈsɪnɪˌsɪzəm)
 
n
1.  the attitude or beliefs of a cynic
2.  a cynical action, remark, idea, etc

Cynicism (ˈsɪnɪˌsɪzəm)
 
n
the doctrines of the Cynics

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cynicism
1670s, "philosophy of the Cynics," from cynic + -ism. Meaning "cynical character" is from 1847.
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Example sentences
It means being openly optimistic and spiritual in times when the cruelest
  cynicism is admired.
Anger, cynicism and name-calling won't make extreme weather and global warming
  go away.
Cynics might note that the only accomplishment was an agreement to talk some
  more, and their cynicism may yet be confirmed.
The trait that astounded and confounded cynicism was his apparent unselfishness.
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