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 for cynicism
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cynicism \Cyn"i*cism\ (s[i^]n"[i^]*s[i^]z'm), n.
     The doctrine of the Cynics; the quality of being cynical; the
     mental state, opinions, or conduct, of a cynic; morose and
     contemptuous views and opinions.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a cynical feeling of distrust

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  23 Moby Thesaurus words for "cynicism":
     Timonism, antisocial sentiments, antisociality, causticity,
     defeatism, dismalness, gloominess, gloomy outlook, innuendo,
     invective, irony, malism, misanthropism, misanthropy, negativism,
     nihilism, pessimism, retreatism, sarcasm, satire, satiric wit,
     uncheerfulness, unsociability

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