Definition of stoical in English:

stoical

Line breaks: sto¦ic¦al
Pronunciation: /ˈstəʊɪk(ə)l
 
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adjective

  • Enduring pain and hardship without showing one’s feelings or complaining: he taught a stoical acceptance of suffering
    More example sentences
    • Concerning women's stoical endurance of pain during childbirth, she found that the expectation was not restricted to just the hospital situation.
    • I don't tell this story to boast of my skills as a stalker or hide builder or to show my stoical ability to endure hours without moving in the pursuit of wildlife.
    • While we would rather see the enemy be the one to ‘die for his country’ we realize what sacrifices we may be called to make and take a stoical acceptance of our fate.
    Synonyms
    long-suffering, uncomplaining, patient, forbearing, accepting, stoic, with the patience of Job, resigned, impassive, unemotional, phlegmatic, philosophical, fatalistic, imperturbable, calm, cool, unexcitable, stolid
    informal unflappable
    rare longanimous

Derivatives

stoically

adverb
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  • She bore it stoically and quietly, cut expenses to ease his financial worries, and made sure no one outside the family found out.
  • I bore a deep respect for him and he seemed appreciative of my craft, stoically waiting whenever I stopped to take notes.
  • He would have liked her to stoically pick herself up and continue the task of bringing up the children without letting the tragedy impact their future.

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