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stoical Syllabification: sto·i·cal
Pronunciation: /ˈstōək(ə)l/

Definition of stoical in English:


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.
long-suffering, uncomplaining, patient, forbearing, accepting, tolerant, resigned, phlegmatic, philosophical


Pronunciation: /ˈstōək(ə)lē/
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with stoical

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