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sto·ic

 (stō′ĭk)
n.
1. One who is seemingly indifferent to or unaffected by joy, grief, pleasure, or pain.
2. Stoic A member of an originally Greek school of philosophy, founded by Zeno of Citium about 308 bc, believing that God determined everything for the best and that virtue is sufficient for happiness. Its later Roman form advocated the calm acceptance of all occurrences as the unavoidable result of divine will or of the natural order.
adj. also sto·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
1. Seemingly indifferent to or unaffected by pleasure or pain; impassive: "stoic resignation in the face of hunger" (John F. Kennedy).
2. Stoic Of or relating to the Stoics or their philosophy.

[Middle English Stoic, a Stoic, from Latin Stōicus, from Greek Stōikos, from stoā (poikilē), (Painted) Porch, where Zeno taught; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]

sto′i·cal·ly adv.
sto′i·cal·ness n.

stoical

(ˈstəʊɪkəl)
adj
characterized by impassivity or resignation
ˈstoically adv
ˈstoicalness n

sto•i•cal

(ˈstoʊ ɪ kəl)

adj.
1. impassive; characterized by a calm, austere fortitude befitting the Stoics.
2. (cap.) of or pertaining to the Stoics.
[1400–50]
sto′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.stoical - seeming unaffected by pleasure or pain; impassive; "stoic courage"; "stoic patience"; "a stoical sufferer"
unemotional - unsusceptible to or destitute of or showing no emotion

stoical

Translations

stoical

[ˈstəʊɪkəl] ADJestoico

stoical

[ˈstəʊɪkəl] adjstoïque

stoical

adj, stoically
advstoisch

stoical

[ˈstəʊɪkl] adjstoico/a
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Each warrior sprang upon his feet at the utterance of the well-known appellation, and there was a short period during which the stoical constancy of the natives was completely conquered by surprise.
I have found that you can be as stoical as anyone, when you please.
A memorandum of the wager was at once drawn up and signed by the six parties, during which Phileas Fogg preserved a stoical composure.
But, my lieutenant," said a soldier, less stoical than his chief, and who had approached Milady, "this woman is not asleep.
Monk raised towards the prince his coldly stoical look, and replied: "I know no king of Great Britain; I recognize even here no one worthy of bearing the name of gentleman: for it is in the name of King Charles II.
What a relief from his anxieties(and his wife's, too); and if I were to go further, if I even went so far as to hint at the fears which Rose had not been able to conceal from me, why then - I went on thinking coldly with a stoical rejection of the most elementary faith in mankind's rectitude - why then, that accommodating husband would simply let the ominous messenger have his chance.
She had much questioned if they would appear at the parting moment; but there they were, stoical and staunch to the last.
They have a genius for doing the most ridiculous things, and they do them in a grave, stoical manner that is irresistible.
I did not like him, I have told you he was not sympathetic to me, but as I walked slowly down to Taravao I could not prevent an unwilling admiration for the stoical courage which enabled him to bear perhaps the most dreadful of human afflictions.
The soldiers left the room with him, pushing him before them with stout thwacks, which Gringoire bore like a true stoical philosopher.
The stoical soldier, the impassive man-at- arms, overcome by fear and sad presentiments, had yielded, for a few moments, to human weakness.
It was a place where feelings were liberated from the constraint which the real world puts upon them; and the process of awakenment was always marked by resignation and a kind of stoical acceptance of facts.