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1, 3. Cynical, pessimistic, sarcastic, satirical
imply holding a low opinion of humanity. Cynical
suggests a disbelief in the sincerity of human motives: cynical about honesty. Pessimistic
implies a more or less habitual disposition to look on the dark side of things, and to believe that the worst will happen: pessimistic as to the future. Sarcastic
refers to sneering or making cutting jibes: sarcastic about a profession of faith. Satirical
suggests expressing scorn or ridicule by saying the opposite of what one means: a satirical attack on his political promises.