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  • adj. Of or relating to the Cynics, a sect of ancient Greek philosophers who believed virtue to be the only good and self-control to be the only means of achieving virtue.
  • adj. Concerned only with one's own interests and disregarding accepted standards to achieve them: A cynical fool


From Cynic + -al. (Wiktionary)



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