The sadness in her voice was genuine enough to give a cynic pause.
The cynic may think it has a lot to do with Goldman Sachs serving as Obama's second-largest campaign contributor.
However, do you know one of the few things that can make me a cynic?
A cynic might say that the report is like the movie Clue, perfectly set up for a multiplicity of endings.
Putin, after all, is not the only cynic on center stage in the Ukraine crisis.
He was not a cynic, because he believed in action; but his faith in the disinterested simplicity of mankind was not strong.
One may be a cynic; nevertheless that sort of music soon upsets one's stomach.
When they came out Alcibiades put on the cynic's rags, leaving his own gay and costly apparel for the cynic.
In 1783 he died the death of Diogenes, minus the wit of the cynic.
He is a cynic in his love affairs, and indifferent in his friendships.
mid-16c., in reference to the ancient philosophy, from Greek kynikos "a follower of Antisthenes," literally "dog-like," from kyon (genitive kynos) "dog" (see canine). Supposedly from the sneering sarcasm of the philosophers, but more likely from Kynosarge "Gray Dog," name of the gymnasium outside ancient Athens (for the use of those who were not pure Athenians) where the founder, Antisthenes (a pupil of Socrates), taught. Diogenes was the most famous. Popular association even in ancient times was "dog-like" (Lucian has kyniskos "a little cynic," literally "puppy"). Meaning "sneering sarcastic person" is from 1590s.