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cynical

adjective
     
cyn‧i‧cal
1 unwilling to believe that people have good, honest, or sincere reasons for doing something:
a cynical view of human nature
cynical about
The public is cynical about election promises.
2 not caring that something might not be morally right, might hurt someone etc, when you are trying to get something for yourself:
a cynical disregard for international agreements
cynically adverb

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