Learner's definition of CYNICAL
[more cynical; most cynical]
believing that people are generally selfish and dishonest
Cynical people say there is no such thing as true love.
People are so cynical nowadays.
She's become more cynical in her old age.
— often + about
selfish and dishonest in a way that shows no concern about treating other people fairly
Some people regard the governor's visit to the hospital as a cynical attempt to win votes.
We live in a cruel, cynical [=uncaring] world.