1. Adjective.  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.
  2. Adjective.  Concerned only with one's own interests and disregarding accepted standards to achieve them: ''A cynical fool''.
  3. Adjective.  of or relating to the belief that human actions are motivated only or primarily by base desires or selfishness.
  4. Adjective.  skeptical of the integrity, sincerity, or motives of others.
  5. Adjective.  bitterly or jadedly distrustful or contemptuous; mocking.
  6. Adjective.  showing contempt for accepted moral standards by one's actions.
  7. Adjective.  (context, medicine) like the actions of a snarling dog.

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