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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 pertaining 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 for stoically
  • But its representative could only look on stoically as the good stuff-which he could refurbish and sell-disappeared.
  • He bore this second big disappointment in his life stoically.
  • Local cadres sitting on plastic chairs stoically endure the sodden spectacle.
  • They live in near-constant silence, stoically bearing the drudgery of their hand-to-mouth existence.
  • stoically, she settled for a modest post in the state's department of education, steering high-schoolers to community service.
  • Now, brought back among his people and told he has to bathe, he stoically sits in a washtub and firmly refuses to move.
  • He lowered his eyes and stood there stoically, kicking the dust until she was done.
  • Mama sat incubating for long stretches, stoically looking out to the river.
British Dictionary definitions for stoically

stoical

/ˈstəʊɪkəl/
adjective
1.
characterized by impassivity or resignation
Derived Forms
stoically, adverb
stoicalness, noun
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