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CYNIC, CYNICAL, a. [Gr., canine, a dog.] Having the qualities of a surly dog; snarling; captious; surly; currish; austere.

Cynic spasm, a kind of convulsion, in which the patient imitates the howling of dogs.



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CYNIC, CYNICAL, a. [Gr., canine, a dog.] Having the qualities of a surly dog; snarling; captious; surly; currish; austere.

Cynic spasm, a kind of convulsion, in which the patient imitates the howling of dogs.

CYN'IC, a.

Pertaining to the dog-star. The year determined by the heliacal rising of the dog-star (365 days 6 hours) was called the Sothic, Cynic, or Canicular year; that of 365 days, (the civil year,) was called the vague year, from its continually changing in relation to the seasons: the period from one coincidence of the Sothic and civil years to another, (1460 Sothic and 1461 civil years,) was called the Sothic period and the cynic cycle.


CYN'IC, n.

A man of a canine temper; a surly or snarling man or philosopher; a follower of Diogenes; a misanthrope. – Shak.


Cyn"ic
  1. 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.
    Johnson.

  2. 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.
  3. Pertaining to the Dog Star; as, the cynic, or Sothic, year; cynic cycle.
  4. 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.
    Macaulay.

  5. Belonging to the sect of philosophers called cynics; having the qualities of a cynic; pertaining to, or resembling, the doctrines of the cynics.
  6. Given to sneering at rectitude and the conduct of life by moral principles; disbelieving in the reality of any human purposes which are not suggested or directed by self-interest or self-indulgence; as, a cynical man who scoffs at pretensions of integrity; characterized by such opinions; as, cynical views of human nature.

    * In prose, cynical is used rather than cynic, in the senses 1 and 4.

    Cynic spasm (Med.), a convulsive contraction of the muscles of one side of the face, producing a sort of grin, suggesting certain movements in the upper lip of a dog.

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Cynic

CYNIC, CYNICAL, adjective [Gr., canine, a dog.] Having the qualities of a surly dog; snarling; captious; surly; currish; austere.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

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He believes himself a man of importance.

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