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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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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.
They have a genius for doing the most ridiculous things, and they do them in a grave, stoical manner that is irresistible.
And the effect of the other's amazing exhibitions was to make him retreat more deeply within himself and wrap himself more thickly than ever in the nerveless, stoical calm of his race.
Like the savage, the attitude of these men was stoical in great things, childish in little things.
To say that Mr Dennis's modesty was not somewhat startled by these honours, or that he was altogether prepared for so flattering a reception, would be to claim for him a greater amount of stoical philosophy than even he possessed.
said a man with a large white bow at his button-hole, opening the door, and confronting him with a very stoical aspect.
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.
She had much questioned if they would appear at the parting moment; but there they were, stoical and staunch to the last.
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 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.