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cynic is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of cynic in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… but but but a cynic on vaccine is doing …”

meanings of cynic


  1. Of or relating to the Cynics.
  2. Cynical (in all senses).
  3. Relating to the Dog Star.


  1. A person who believes that all people are motivated by selfishness.
  2. A member of a sect of Ancient Greek philosophers who believed virtue to be the only good and self-control to be the only means of achieving virtue.
  3. A person whose outlook is scornfully negative.

cynic frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word cynic occurs in english on average 1.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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1) people, society, and culture;

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