Cynicism (See also Pessimism.) Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Cynicism (See also Pessimism.)

  1. Antisthenes (444–371 B. C.) Greek philosopher and founder of Cynic school. [Gk. Hist.: NCE, 121]
  2. Apemantus churlish, sarcastic advisor of Timon. [Br. Lit.: Timon of Athens]
  3. Backbite, Sir Benjamin sarcastic would-be poet and wit. [Br. Lit.: School for Scandal]
  4. Bierce, Ambrose (1842–1914) acerbic journalist for San Francisco Examiner; nicknamed “Bitter Bierce.” [Am. Lit.: Hart, 77]
  5. Diogenes (412–323 B.C.) frustratedly looked everywhere for an honest man. [Gk. Hist.: Avery, 395]
  6. Ferdinand rogue drifter views all his experiences with profound cynicism. [Fr. Lit.: Journey to the End of the Night in Magill I, 453]
  7. Lescaut assured Geronte sister will succumb to his money. [Ital. Opera: Puccini, Manon Lescaut, Westerman, 346]
  8. Pandarus jaded about good graces of women. [Br. Lit.: Troilus and Cressida]