One with a jaded outlook on life crossword clue – 2017

one with a jaded outlook on life crossword clue

CYNIC




cynic
ˈsɪnɪk/Submit
noun
1.
a person who believes that people are motivated purely by self-interest rather than acting for honourable or unselfish reasons.
“some cynics thought that the controversy was all a publicity stunt”
2.
a member of a school of ancient Greek philosophers founded by Antisthenes, marked by an ostentatious contempt for ease and pleasure. The movement flourished in the 3rd century BC and revived in the 1st century AD.




Modern cynicism has been defined as an attitude of distrust toward claimed ethical and social values and a rejection of the need to be socially involved. It is pessimistic in regards to the capacity of human beings to make correct ethical choices, and one antonym is naiveté.

Even if not, picturing a tired old horse may be a nice way to remember that jaded means dulled or tired from too much of something. The word can also mean cynical because of bad experiences with something, like a jaded journalist who doesn’t see the person behind the politician.




Translations for ‘jaded’ British English: jaded ADJECTIVE. If you are jaded, you feel bored, tired, and not enthusiastic, because you have had too much of the same thing.We had both become jaded, disinterested, and disillusioned.

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