cynic (n.) Old form(s): cyncke, Cynicke
critic, fault-finder
E3 II.i.311[Warwick to King Edward] Age is a cynic, not a flatterer
JC IV.iii.131[Cassius to all, of the Poet] How vilely doth this cynic rhyme!
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