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1. An adjective describing a person with sarcastic, witty, quirky, pessimistic who rejects all conventions, whether of religion, manners, housing, dress, or decency, advocating the pursuit of virtue in a simple and unmaterialistic lifestyle.

2. An individual in Urban Dictionary who likes to stir the turd and add sarcastic, funny, and/or assholey defenitions.
You are so cynical, you make me throw up large, giant, man eating larvae.
by The Amazing Asshole January 26, 2009
 
9.
One who knows the truth about human nature and motives. May be labeled as distrustful or paranoid by naive people.
Someone who is butthurt doesn't qualify as cynical. Neither does someone who is jaded.
I never trust strangers I meet over the Internet with personal data, no matter how unimportant said data is, call me cynical.
by Neural Blade July 04, 2010
 
10.
A man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin.
Cynical person: "People always smile in front of a camera"
by Dagon4 August 17, 2013
 
11.
The required outlook in order to find the cold hard facts to a problem.
Person 1: Dude that idea is great! I think it is flawless.

Cynical person: No, too many potential flaws there. Try again.

Person 1: Dude, quit being so damn cynical
by LeCynic April 09, 2013
 
12.
sarcastic, facetious, noticing
Me: "One time when you cross-trained Erin, she had gone outside and I asked you where she went. You said, 'Oh, she went out to smoke'. So, you have complained about people smoking before".

Joe: "I wasn't complaining. I was being cynical".
by Karen Stickney May 08, 2007
 
13.
Apparently someone who doesn't wish to be disappointed. But if they see the worst in everything, how can they be pleasently suprised? I don't get cynicism. My 'cynical' friend said she doesn't believe in love. But if you are that adamant something doesn't exist, then you'll never find it! Life is about romance and excitement, and it's all there if you keep your chin up and seek it. I know bad things happen, but they happen to everyone. When you allow yourself to dwell on them, this is when you become a cynic.
"I don't belive in love"
"You are so cynical... Cheer up!!!"
by Hello_Bunni_Bang May 22, 2007
 
14.
In modern culture, cynicism can be commonly seen throughout society.
Traits of Cynicism include:
-publicly displaying your ideas on philosophy
-complaining about the world.
-seeming dark and giving off a hopeless mood.
-losing hope in the world.

Note: For those young people that are cynical, don't worry. You are nowhere near where you can spout out ideas on life and how shitty the world is. You'll get the idea soon enough, and you will learn to appreciate the world for what it is, and try to live with the glass half-full.
You might still think that the world may be hopeless, and that may be true, but living with this as your way of life is unhealthy. So, get out and enjoy life while it lasts. You don't want to grow old and think back saying "Well look at that." So stop being so fucking pathetic, and with the "i've been there, done that" image. It's really uncool, if you get it.
Cynical youth: Tsk. Tsk. You really don't know anything about the world at all do you? Sigh- you hopeless shit. Well let me enlighten you...

Slightly more Matured Youth: Will you shut the fuck up? I'm trying to finish my essay so i can go watch a movie or read a book or something.
by bingbongdicks December 11, 2008