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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.]
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characterized by impassivity or resignation
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sto•i•cal(ˈstoʊ ɪ kəl)
1. impassive; characterized by a calm, austere fortitude befitting the Stoics.
2. (cap.) of or pertaining to the Stoics.
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|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
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adjective resigned, long-suffering, phlegmatic, philosophic, cool, calm, indifferent, stoic, dispassionate, impassive, stolid, imperturbable He had been stoical at their parting.
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stoical[ˈstəʊɪkəl] ADJ → estoico
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stoical[ˈstəʊɪkəl] adj → stoïque
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adv → stoisch
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stoical[ˈstəʊɪk/əl] adj → stoico/a
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