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Definition: Cynic spasm
, n. [F. spasme, L. spasmus, Gr. ?, from ?, ?, to
draw, to cause convulsion. Cf. Span
, v. t.]
1. (Med.) An involuntary and unnatural contraction of one or
more muscles or muscular fibers.
Note: Spasm are usually either clonic or tonic. In clonic
spasm, the muscles or muscular fibers contract and
relax alternately in very quick succession. In tonic
spasm, the contraction is steady and uniform, and
continues for a comparatively long time, as in tetanus.
2. A sudden, violent, and temporary effort or emotion; as, a
spasm of repentance.
(Med.) See under Cynic
Spasm of the chest
. See Angina pectoris
, under Angina
(s[i^]n"[i^]k), Cynical \Cyn"ic*al\
a. [L. cynicus of the sect of Cynics, fr. Gr. kyniko`s,
prop., dog-like, fr. ky`wn, kyno`s, dog. See Hound
1. Having the qualities of a surly dog; snarling; captious;
I hope it is no very cynical asperity not to confess
obligations where no benefit has been received.
2. Pertaining to the Dog Star; as, the cynic, or Sothic,
year; cynic cycle.
3. Belonging to the sect of philosophers called cynics;
having the qualities of a cynic; pertaining to, or
resembling, the doctrines of the cynics.
4. Given to sneering at rectitude and the conduct of life by
moral principles; believing the worst of human nature and
motives; disbelieving in the reality of any human purposes
which are not suggested or directed by self-interest or
self-indulgence; having a sneering disbelief in the
selflessness of others; as, a cynical man who scoffs at
pretensions of integrity; characterized by such opinions;
as, cynical views of human nature.
Syn: misanthropic, misanthropical.
Note: In prose, cynical is used rather than cynic, in the
senses 1 and 4.
(Med.), a convulsive contraction of the muscles
of one side of the face, producing a sort of grin,
suggesting certain movements in the upper lip of a dog.