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.
Cynical disregard for the world's working class led him into the pact with Hitler.
They were cynical about politics.
Mandeville's philosophy gave great offence at the time, and has always been stigmatized as false, cynical and degrading.
Guicciardini was the product of a cynical and selfish age, and his life illustrated its sordid influences.
Cynical manipulation by the US of its power of veto in the UN Security Council is bringing increasing international condemnation.
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.
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.
There is probably no foundation for this story except gossip, and the cynical malice of Catherine.
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.
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.
Craft and wiliness are the qualities most generally attributed to her, coupled with the cynical praise that "in temporal matters she was very lucky."
Is it cynical to suggest that the courts are being a trifle schizophrenic about the guidelines?
The collapse of the former Yugoslavia has been aided and abetted by the various western powers using incredibly cynical maneuvers.
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.