CYNIC, n. A blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they ought to be.
And finds, with keen discriminating sight,
Black's not so black; - nor white so very white.
Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth.
I once said cynically of a politician,He'll double-cross that bridge when he comes to it.
We know that in tough times, cynicism is just another way to give up, and in the military, we consider cynicism or giving up simply as forms of cowardice.
A cynic is a man who looks at the world with a monocle in his mind's eye.