CYNICAL Definition

Pronunciation: SIN uh kul

Synonym: Skeptic, pessimist, misanthrope, misogynic
Antonym: Optimistic, positive

1) Having a negative or pessimistic view of the things around you.
2) Having the belief that people are motivated only by self interest.
3) Being distrustful of human nature and motives

1) After a pep talk one day and a lay off the next the remaining staff was very cynical about the company.
2) Her cynical demeanor made me suspect of her true intentions towards our relationship.