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    Word meaning and usage

    Conan O'Brian said on The Tonight Show, "Don't be cynical. I hate cynism." Can you help explain what cynical means and how would you describe someone being cynical? Thanks.

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    Re: Word meaning and usage

    A cynical person doesn't respect the norms and the rules. Such a person often refers to the moral values in an ironic way.

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