Meaning of cynicism

cyn•i•cism

Pronunciation: (sin'u-siz"um), [key]
— n.
  1. cynical disposition, character, or belief.
  2. a cynical remark.
  3. (cap.) any of the doctrines or practices of the Cynics.
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