As nouns the difference between cynic and egoist
is that cynic
is a person who believes that all people are motivated by selfishness while egoist
is an advocate of egoism.
As an adjective cynic
is cynical (in all senses.
As a proper noun Cynic
is a member of a sect of Ancient Greek philosophers who believed virtue to be the only good and self-control to be the only means of achieving virtue.
* cynick (obsolete)
cynical (in all senses)
(not comparable) Relating to the Dog Star.
- the cynic''', or Sothic, year; '''cynic cycle
A person who believes that all people are motivated by selfishness.
A person whose outlook is scornfully negative.
An advocate of egoism.
An egocentric or self-centered person.