One who doesn't believe in innate human virtue. Cynicism, contrary to popular belief, does not entail being an offensive and ignorant idiot. Only the offensive part, because most people don't like how cynics criticise them and would rather live happily ever after in the magical world of pixies and gumdrops and rainbows and unicorns. Sadly, that view on cynicism has caused a lot of people to regard the philosophy in a negative way.
Nobody likes a cynic. That's okay, because we don't like everyone else.
One famous cynic was Diogenes. He would go around Athens in broad daylight with a lantern. When people asked him what he was doing, he would say "I am just looking for an honest man".
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