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A cynic is what an optimist calls a realist.


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awarded  Yearling
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comment What does “I'm sure you understand” mean? Is it rude?
+1 for condescending, which is exactly the right description.
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awarded  Yearling
Jun
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comment Is 'why wait?' a correct usage?
I think for the purposes of an ad tagline, the two may be synonymous. It's hard to tell without more context though.
Jun
3
comment What does “I don’t think God’s through with me,” mean?
Yes to all of your questions in the last sentence. The classic example of "God's not through with me" is Al Bundy in Married With Children.
May
28
comment The 00s equivalent for “so 90s”
How about fin de siècle?
May
28
comment Is “autodidact” too obscure to use in a résumé?
If you use the word and someone is impressed by it, it will increase your chances of getting the job by an insignificantly small percentage. On the other hand, if it makes someone think "What a pretentious git" then your CV will hit the reject pile straight away. It's just not worth the risk. Personally, I would be in the first category, but I doubt most HR people are impressed by vocabulary.
May
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awarded  Organizer
May
20
revised Word for “a group of contests”
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May
20
comment Word for “a group of contests”
A disappointment of contests.
May
16
comment What to call the lump on skin from mosquito bite?
Wheal is archaic - weal is the common spelling.
May
16
comment What to call the lump on skin from mosquito bite?
Usually itchy and/or annoying.
May
15
comment How did the pronunciation of the word “derby” evolve?
It's not that neatly divided. Some areas of Britain say darbee, some say derbee. Australians and New Zealanders are similarly split. Personally I pronounce it both ways at random, sometimes in the same sentence.
May
13
comment Word for “unable to be bought”
No, a fungible commodity can be bought - oil is fungible.
May
13
comment Word for “unable to be bought”
The OP's question was for a term that means "cannot be bought". Invaluable doesn't mean that, any more than inflammable means not flammable. The joys of English. Note that priceless and valueless are effectively antonyms, despite meaning the same thing by your definition.
May
13
comment Word for “unable to be bought”
This is actually an economics question - there's a jargon term for precisely this concept. I can't remember it off the top of my head though.
May
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comment Word for “unable to be bought”
That has too much connotational baggage. Misery can't be bought either, but very few people would call it invaluable.
May
10
comment Inhabitants of Vatican City would be referred to as ____
Latin would be more appropriate than Italian.
May
9
comment What's the difference between these terms: old-fashioned, out of fashion,unfashionable and outdated?
@Malvolio: Unfashionable definitely includes out-of-fashion. It just means items that aren't fashionable now. It's a superset of out of fashion, they cover the same ground but unfashionable spreads a wider net.