He was cynical about politicians' promises on taxes.
I'm cynical enough to believe this is deliberate.
They were cynical about politics.
Cynical manipulation by the US of its power of veto in the UN Security Council is bringing increasing international condemnation.
Cynical opportunism often hides the despair.
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.
Paul Watson has become deeply cynical of the politics within institutionalized broadcasting.
The collapse of the former Yugoslavia has been aided and abetted by the various western powers using incredibly cynical maneuvers.
Cynical disregard for the world's working class led him into the pact with Hitler.
He said that smaller organizations appeared cynical about "key skills" as understood by learning providers.
You don't have a cynical bone in your body.
On the whole, his moral attitude is cynical, and he is inclined to regard self-interest as the best criterion.
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.
Mandeville's philosophy gave great offence at the time, and has always been stigmatized as false, cynical and degrading.
Bergler led a wild and irregular life, and offended his friends and made many enemies by his dissipated habits and cynical disposition.
Guicciardini was the product of a cynical and selfish age, and his life illustrated its sordid influences.
There is probably no foundation for this story except gossip, and the cynical malice of Catherine.
Craft and wiliness are the qualities most generally attributed to her, coupled with the cynical praise that "in temporal matters she was very lucky."
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.
Equally sceptical with Montaigne, and decidedly more cynical, he is distinguished by a deeper and sterner tone.
Indolence was supposed to be the keynote of his character - a refined indolence, not, however, without cleverness of a somewhat cynical and superior order.
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.
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.
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.
With cynical insight he discovered that a great government cannot rest on a clique, however distinguished.
There was something repulsive as well in the enthusiastic nationalism of Pitt as in the cynical nationalism of Frederick.
When unemployed in work or study he was not averse to the society of boon companions, gave himself readily to transient amours, and corresponded in a tone of cynical bad taste.
These and other actions indicate that William could show on occasion a cold and cynical ruthlessness.