cynically

[[t]sɪ̱nɪkli[/t]]
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.


English dictionary. 2008.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • 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

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