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Cynic vs. Misanthrope — What's the Difference?

Cynic vs. Misanthrope — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Cynic and Misanthrope

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Cynic

A person who believes all people are motivated by selfishness.

Misanthrope

One who hates or mistrusts humankind.

Cynic

A person whose outlook is scornfully and habitually negative.

Misanthrope

One who hates all mankind; one who hates the human race.

Cynic

Cynic A member of 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.
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Misanthrope

A hater of mankind; a misanthropist.

Cynic

Cynical.

Misanthrope

Someone who dislikes people in general

Cynic

Cynic Of or relating to the Cynics or their beliefs.

Cynic

A person whose outlook is scornfully negative.

Cynic

A person who believes that all people are motivated by selfishness.

Cynic

Cynical (in all senses)

Cynic

(not comparable) Relating to the Dog Star.
The cynic, or Sothic, year; cynic cycle

Cynic

Having the qualities of a surly dog; snarling; captious; currish.
I hope it is no very cynical asperity not to confess obligations where no benefit has been received.

Cynic

Pertaining to the Dog Star; as, the cynic, or Sothic, year; cynic cycle.

Cynic

Belonging to the sect of philosophers called cynics; having the qualities of a cynic; pertaining to, or resembling, the doctrines of the cynics.

Cynic

Given to sneering at rectitude and the conduct of life by moral principles; believing the worst of human nature and motives; disbelieving in the reality of any human purposes which are not suggested or directed by self-interest or self-indulgence; having a sneering disbelief in the selflessness of others; as, a cynical man who scoffs at pretensions of integrity; characterized by such opinions; as, cynical views of human nature.

Cynic

One of a sect or school of philosophers founded by Antisthenes, and of whom Diogenes was a disciple. The first Cynics were noted for austere lives and their scorn for social customs and current philosophical opinions. Hence the term Cynic symbolized, in the popular judgment, moroseness, and contempt for the views of others.

Cynic

One who holds views resembling those of the Cynics; a snarler; a misanthrope; particularly, a person who believes that human conduct is directed, either consciously or unconsciously, wholly by self-interest or self-indulgence, and that appearances to the contrary are superficial and untrustworthy.
He could obtain from one morose cynic, whose opinion it was impossible to despise, scarcely any not acidulated with scorn.

Cynic

Someone who is critical of the motives of others

Cynic

A member of a group of ancient Greek philosophers who advocated the doctrine that virtue is the only good and that the essence of virtue is self-control

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