Today’s word is: Cynical – Would you like to know what it means? Its means: believing that people are only interested in themselves and are not sincere. Someone who is always doubting others or does not trust anyone.
In this English vocabulary lesson, you will learn how to use the word ‘cynical. We are sure that this ESL lesson will help you to enhance your English vocabulary and speak English fluently and confidently.
Sofia is a friend of mine. A few weeks ago, her boyfriend left her for no reason. Now Sofia doesn’t trust anybody easily. She is now cynical about dating any other boy.
Yes… you are right… when a person does not trust anybody or doubts others frequently, he or she is cynical.
So if you know someone who never trusts anyone, you can say he is cynical. Sometimes people become cynical after a series of bad experiences they have in their lives.
Cynical is also used to describe a person who is interested in self. They can also be called selfish or self-centered. They are ones who think about themselves first and then others. We may come across many cynical people in this competitive world.
Listen carefully on how we can use the word “cynical” in 8 different forms in 8 different Contexts.
Example number 1 of 8: Sunny is cynical about politicians’ promises to provide job opportunities. He doesn’t trust them at all.
Example number 2 of 8: His nature is cynical: he thinks everybody is trying to cheat him.
Example number 3 of 8: The king’s minister suggested him to declare the war but the king was cynical about it. This means that the king was doubtful about his minister’s integrity (here cynical is meant in a positive way).
Example number 4 of 8: James was so cynical that he did not believe a single word said by the salesman. James thought that the salesman was only thinking about his own interests.
Example number 5 of 8: Tip of the day. Do not be so cynical just because one person cheated or misbehaved with you. There are still many good people out there.
Example number 6 of 8: Some people are cynical about cheap products sold online and lucrative (attractive) offers that the websites present. They find these hard to believe.
Example number 7 of 8: Vinni thinks that many people do charity just to show off. She may sound cynical to you!
Example number 8 of 8: Mary has a cynical thought that all the government officers are corrupt. This may not be always true but Mary thinks that way.
Today we learned the word “cynical”
It means: believing that people are only interested in themselves and are not sincere. Someone who is always doubting others or does not trust anyone.
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