He was cynical about politicians' promises on taxes.
On the whole, his moral attitude is cynical, and he is inclined to regard self-interest as the best criterion.
You don't have a cynical bone in your body.
I'm cynical enough to believe this is deliberate.
They were cynical about politics.
There was something repulsive as well in the enthusiastic nationalism of Pitt as in the cynical nationalism of Frederick.
Craft and wiliness are the qualities most generally attributed to her, coupled with the cynical praise that "in temporal matters she was very lucky."
These and other actions indicate that William could show on occasion a cold and cynical ruthlessness.
There is in truth a something crude, unsympathetic, cynical in his mental attitude toward human nature, for which, even after the lapse of more than three centuries, we find it difficult to make allowance.
There is probably no foundation for this story except gossip, and the cynical malice of Catherine.
Cynical disregard for the world's working class led him into the pact with Hitler.
Mandeville's philosophy gave great offence at the time, and has always been stigmatized as false, cynical and degrading.
His whole strain, in sharp contrast to that of most of his predecessors, is cynical and satirical, and suggests that most of the matters discussed were of small personal concern to himself.
Cynical manipulation by the US of its power of veto in the UN Security Council is bringing increasing international condemnation.
Is it cynical to suggest that the courts are being a trifle schizophrenic about the guidelines?
We Greens find the government's attitude utterly cynical.
An accomplished man of letters, a competent critic of art, a linguist of rare perfection and charming in manner, but cynical and pleasureloving, he was certainly one of the chief diplomatic personages in the reign of the last of the tsars.
The first three represent the spirit of their age by exhibiting the power of the Stoic philosophy as a moral, political and religious force; the last is the most cynical exponent of the depravity of the time.
Bergler led a wild and irregular life, and offended his friends and made many enemies by his dissipated habits and cynical disposition.
Indolence was supposed to be the keynote of his character - a refined indolence, not, however, without cleverness of a somewhat cynical and superior order.
Equally sceptical with Montaigne, and decidedly more cynical, he is distinguished by a deeper and sterner tone.
His original verse tends chiefly to show that with all his sarcastic and cynical wit his genius had also its tender, serious and sentimental side.
The contrast is marked by the humour which seems to combine a cynical view of human folly with a deeply pathetic sense of the sadness and suffering of life.
When we turn from the man to the author, the decadence of the age and race that could develop a political philosophy so arid in its cynical despair of any good in human nature forces itself vividly upon our notice.