You don't have a cynical bone in your body.
Personally he possessed the charming manners of a polished grand seigneur: debauched and cynical, but never rude or cruel, full of gentle consideration for all about him but selfish in his pursuit of pleasure, he has had to bear a heavy load of blame, but it is.
On the whole, his moral attitude is cynical, and he is inclined to regard self-interest as the best criterion.
Disillusioned and cynical, though clear-sighted as ever, he was henceforth before all things an Austrian, more Austrian on occasion even than Metternich; as, e.g., when, during the final stages of the campaign of 1814, he expressed the hope that Metternich would substitute "Austria" for "Europe" in his diplomacy and - strange advice from the old hater of Napoleon and of France - secure an AustroFrench alliance by maintaining the husband of Marie Louise on the throne of France.
These and other actions indicate that William could show on occasion a cold and cynical ruthlessness.
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.
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.
The class of humanists which had grown up in Italy during the 5th century, and whose influence had been spreading into Germany, France and England during the generation immediately preceding the opening of the Protestant revolt, represented every phase of religious feeling from mystic piety to cynical indifference, but there were very few anti-clericals among them.
He was the anxious fanatic of Elizabeth's advisers; he lacked the patience of Burghley and the cynical coolness of Elizabeth.
Astute in small matters, he had no breadth of view or foresight; his policy was continually warped by his passions or caprices; he flaunted vices of the most sordid kind with a cynical indifference to public opinion, and shocked an age which was far from tenderhearted by his ferocity to vanquished enemies.
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.
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.
Meanwhile the " Popish Plot," the creation of a band of impostors encouraged by Shaftesbury and the most violent and unscrupulous of the extreme Protestant party in order to exclude James from the throne, had thrown the whole country into a panic. Charles's conduct in this conjuncture was highly characteristic and was marked by his usual cynical selfishness.
In his domestic life King Charles was regular, and was a considerate master, though he had a somewhat caustic tongue and took a rather cynical view of mankind.
With cynical insight he discovered that a great government cannot rest on a clique, however distinguished.
On the other hand, the ethical optimism of Shaftesbury, rather broadly impressive than exactly reasoned, and connected as it was with a natural theology that implied the Christian scheme to be superfluous, challenged attack equally from orthodox divines and from cynical freethinkers.
Cynical disregard for the world's working class led him into the pact with Hitler.
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.
He said that smaller organizations appeared cynical about "key skills" as understood by learning providers.
He was cynical about politicians' promises on taxes.
I'm cynical enough to believe this is deliberate.
Is it cynical to suggest that the courts are being a trifle schizophrenic about the guidelines?
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.
They were cynical about politics.
We Greens find the government's attitude utterly cynical.