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a person who believes that only selfishness motivates human actions and who disbelieves in or minimizes selfless acts or disinterested points of view.
(initial capital letter) one of a sect of Greek philosophers, 4th century b.c., who advocated the doctrines that virtue is the only good, that the essence of virtue is self-control, and that surrender to any external influence is beneath human dignity.
a person who shows or expresses a bitterly or sneeringly cynical attitude.
(initial capital letter) Also, Cynical. of or pertaining to the Cynics or their doctrines.
Medicine/Medical Now Rare. resembling the actions of a snarling dog.
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at 12:59 AM on Apr. 19, 2010