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A cynic"s dictionary of modern American terms

Richard Reciniello

A cynic"s dictionary of modern American terms

by Richard Reciniello

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Published by Vantage Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • American wit and humor.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementRichard Reciniello ; edited by Dorothy Reciniello.
    ContributionsReciniello, Dorothy.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN6162 .R376 1992
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, 55 p. ;
    Number of Pages55
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1754801M
    ISBN 100533102537
    LC Control Number92090713
    OCLC/WorldCa32052445

      Cynic definition: A cynic is someone who believes that people always act selfishly. | Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples. Roving Philosophical Reporter (seek to ): Caitlin Esch investigates different people’s definitions and understandings of the modern usage of the word “cynicism.” Speaking with Geoff Nunberg, Adjunct Professor at the UC Berkley School of Information, she learns that although today the term is used almost as a critique, in Diogenes.

    The Other Greek Philosophers How To Be A Cynic Roger Caldwell contemplates the life and thinking of Diogenes the Dog.. Diogenes the Cynic (cc BCE) lives on in folk-memory as the ancient Greek philosopher who lived in a barrel (actually a kind of storage-jar), and who supposedly told Alexander the Great to move out of his sun. Definition of cynic noun in Oxford Advanced American Dictionary. Meaning, pronunciation, picture, example sentences, grammar, usage notes, synonyms and more. We use cookies to enhance your experience on our website, including to provide targeted advertising and track usage.

    CYNICS. Ascetical philosophers who appeared first in Athens in the 4th century, b.c.; their name (ο ἳ κ υ ν ι κ ο ί), derived from the Greek for dog (κ ύ ω ν), was applied to them chiefly for their vulgar and often shameless public le testimony about the origins of the movement is lacking, and different hypotheses have been proposed regarding the first Cynic and. Modern American History (MAH) showcases top-quality, emerging research on the history of the United States since the s. Aiming to stimulate debate and make meaningful connections between the subfields of this vibrant and expansive field, the journal publishes compelling peer-reviewed articles as well as substantial review essays, forums.


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‘Modern cynics would have us believe that this turn of events was about something other than freedom.’ ‘It was suggested by some cynics that the real reason for the aggressive campaign was an attempt to gain a greater market share amongst public sector workers.’.

The Cynic's Dictionary fills the need we all have to reassure ourselves that we're right-things are a mess. The world is falling apart. The world is falling apart. And if we can't always fix it, at least we can still poke fun at it/5(7). A light bulb flashed in my head: Why doesn't somebody write a Devil's Dictionary for our times.

And why not ME. Eight years and definitions later, The Cynic's Dictionary hit the bookshelves. Few critics noticed it, but the book had plenty of fans and racked up decent sales. Cynicism (Ancient Greek: κυνισμός) is a school of thought of ancient Greek philosophy as practiced by the Cynics (Ancient Greek: Κυνικοί, Latin: Cynici).For the Cynics, the purpose of life is to live in virtue, in agreement with reasoning creatures, people can gain happiness by rigorous training and by living in a way which is natural for themselves, rejecting all.

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English cynic cyn‧ic / ˈsɪnɪk / noun [countable] BELIEVE someone who is not willing to believe that people have good, honest, or sincere reasons for doing something Even hardened cynics believe the meeting is a step towards peace.

— cynicism /-sɪz ə m / noun [uncountable] Examples from the Corpus. Modes of thought. Cynicism (philosophy), a school of ancient Greek philosophy Cynicism (contemporary), modern use of the word for distrust of others' motives Books.

The Cynic, James Gordon Stuart Grant ; Music. Cynic (band), a progressive rock/technical death metal band from Miami, Florida The Cynics, a rock band from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Armchair Cynics, a Canadian rock band. ‘For The Book Show journalist Rachel Carbonell read Flat Earth News with a healthy dose of cynicism.’ ‘He is being driven mad by the all-pervasive cynicism of modern Britain.’ ‘Yet Rogers himself retained a healthy cynicism about the artistic merits of his brainchild.’.

The book's argument takes us from Diogenes and his reception in the ancient world, through the early modern English appropriation of the figure of Diogenes, to the crucial example of Rousseau as the hinge upon which the ancient and modern version of cynicisms turn and the Burkean counter-Enlightenment reaction to Rousseau.

Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library. The book is a classic satire in the form of a dictionary on which Bierce worked for decades. It was originally published in as The Cynic's Word Book before being retitled in A number of the definitions are accompanied by satiric verses, many of Reviews: COVID Resources.

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cynic definition: 1. a person who believes that people are only interested in themselves and are not sincere: 2. Learn more. Explore thousands of old and rare books, including illuminated manuscripts, fine press editions, illustrated books, incunabula, limited editions and miniature books.

Whether you're a budding rare book collector or a bibliophile with an evniable collection, discover an amazing selection of rare and collectible books from booksellers around the. The word “cynicism” would appear to have suffered a 2,year-long reversal of fortune. Whereas the classical Cynics were—and remain—respected as virtuous and courageous critics of society and culture (at least in their ca-pacities as Cynics), modern cynics are often abhorred as inimical and stubborn critics of society and culture (at least in their capacities as cynics).¹ While we.

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The Cynic's Dictionary (Book): Wickedly funny, this collection of acerbic definitions features quotes from a range of renowned cynics who tell it like it really is. The likes of Ambrose Bierce, Mae West, and W.C. Fields are represented in this entertaining, no-holds-barred alternative dictionary.

Learn more about slang in popular culture and find links to online American slang dictionaries. defense, n.—the act of resisting an attack from without, or the fortifications for such a purpose; cap., a modern American department not for defense of any substantial kind but for waging war (formerly, until and America’s embarkation on a series of wars every year since then down to the present, the properly named War Department) on.

at specific books, or to peruse the works of specific authors, or to make inquiries into journals on specific subjects, all in the hope of proving that a single citation represents a valid, recordable lexical item that deserves an entry in a dictionary.

In the past twenty or so years, this work of substantiating terms. Cynic definition, a person who believes that only selfishness motivates human actions and who disbelieves in or minimizes selfless acts or disinterested points of view.

See more. New York: Hearst Books, © Edition/Format: Print book: English: 1st edView all editions and formats: Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first. Subjects: American wit and humor -- Dictionaries.

American wit and humor. More like this: Similar Items.Cynic definition is - a faultfinding captious critic; especially: one who believes that human conduct is motivated wholly by self-interest. How to use cynic in a sentence. Did You Know? Cynicism definition: Cynicism is the belief that people always act selfishly.

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