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stoical

[stoh-i-kuh l] /ˈstoʊ ɪ kəl/
adjective
1.
impassive; characterized by a calm, austere fortitude befitting the Stoics:
a stoical sufferer.
2.
(initial capital letter) of or relating to the Stoics.
Origin
1400-1450
1400-50; Middle English; see Stoic, -al1
Related forms
stoically, adverb
stoicalness, noun
hyperstoical, adjective
nonstoical, adjective
nonstoically, adverb
nonstoicalness, noun
superstoical, adjective
superstoically, adverb
unstoical, adjective
unstoically, adverb
Synonyms
1. imperturbable, cool, indifferent.
Antonyms
1. sympathetic, warm, demonstrative, effusive.
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Examples from the web for stoical
  • There are actors who suffer nobly, with tragic and stoical reserve.
  • But finally it is a study in stoical endurance, one that provides recognition but not insight.
  • Today's older salarymen are stoical about the changes.
  • The other middle aged, ponderous, stoical and sick of the spotlight.
  • Not a stoical savage, but a despairing husband, stood before us.
British Dictionary definitions for stoical

stoical

/ˈstəʊɪkəl/
adjective
1.
characterized by impassivity or resignation
Derived Forms
stoically, adverb
stoicalness, noun
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Word Origin and History for stoical

mid-15c., in reference to philosophers, from stoic + -al (2). Related: Stoically. From 1570s as "indifferent to pleasure or pain."

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