- ADV-GRADED: usu ADV before v (disapproval)If you say that someone is cynically doing something, you mean they are doing it to benefit themselves and they do not care that they are deceiving, harming, or using people.→ See also cynical
The people who publish this magazine are cynically using sex as a circulation ploy...
I firmly believe our strategy is being deliberately, cynically manipulated.
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Cynically — Cyn ic*al*ly (s[i^]n [i^]*kal*l[y^]), adv. In a cynical manner. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
cynically — adv. Cynically is used with these verbs: ↑exploit, ↑laugh … Collocations dictionary
cynically — cynical ► ADJECTIVE 1) tending not to believe in the integrity or sincerity of others. 2) sceptical. 3) contemptuous; mocking. 4) concerned only with one s own interests. DERIVATIVES cynically adverb … English terms dictionary
cynically — adverb with cynicism; in a cynical manner Larsen s frost blackened lips curved cynically • Derived from adjective: ↑cynical … Useful english dictionary
cynically — adverb see cynical … New Collegiate Dictionary
cynically — See cynical. * * * … Universalium
cynically — adverb /ˈsɪn.ɪk.(ə.)li/ in a cynical manner … Wiktionary
cynically — adv. sarcastically, pessimistically, scornfully, suspiciously … English contemporary dictionary
cynically — cyn·i·cal·ly … English syllables
cynically — See: cynical … English dictionary