I adjective apathetic, ascetic, controlled, dispassionate, impassive, imperturbable, indifferent, long-suffering, passionless, passive, patient, philosophic, placid, repressing emotion, resigned, self-controlled, self-disciplined, spartan, tolerant, undemonstrative, undisturbed, unimpassioned, unimpressible, unmoved, unresisting, unruffled II index controlled (restrained), dispassionate, patient, phlegmatic, resigned, spartan, unaffected (uninfluenced)

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  • stoical — mid 15c., in reference to philosophers, from STOIC (Cf. stoic) + AL (Cf. al) (2). Related: Stoically. From 1570s as indifferent to pleasure or pain …   Etymology dictionary

  • stoical — [ˈstəʊɪk(ə)l] or stoic [ˈstəʊɪk] adj accepting things without complaining stoically [ˈstəʊɪkli] adv stoicism [ˈstəʊɪˌsɪz(ə)m] noun [U] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • stoical — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ enduring pain and hardship without showing one s feelings or complaining. DERIVATIVES stoically adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • stoical — [stō′i kəl] adj. [ME: see STOIC & AL] 1. showing austere indifference to joy, grief, pleasure, or pain; calm and unflinching under suffering, bad fortune, etc. 2. [S ] STOIC stoically adv …   English World dictionary

  • stoical — stoic, stoical As an adjective, stoic is normally used attributively (i.e. before a noun, as in stoic virtues and stoic indifference), and preserves a more direct reference to the philosophy of the ancient Stoics from whom the word is derived. In …   Modern English usage

  • stoical — [[t]sto͟ʊɪk(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED (approval) If you say that someone behaves in a stoical way, you approve of them because they do not complain or show they are upset in bad situations. [FORMAL] She never ceased to admire the stoical courage of… …   English dictionary

  • stoical — adj. stoical about * * * stoical about …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Stoical — Stoic Sto ic, Stoical Sto ic*al, a. [L. stoicus, Gr. ?: cf. F. sto[ i]que. See {Stoic}, n.] 1. Of or pertaining to the Stoics; resembling the Stoics or their doctrines. [1913 Webster] 2. Not affected by passion; manifesting indifference to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stoical — stoically, adv. stoicalness, n. /stoh i keuhl/, adj. 1. impassive; characterized by a calm, austere fortitude befitting the Stoics: a stoical sufferer. 2. (cap.) of or pertaining to the Stoics. [1400 50; ME; see STOIC, AL1] Syn. 1. imperturbable …   Universalium

  • stoical — /ˈstoʊɪkəl/ (say stohikuhl) adjective impassive; characterised by calm or austere fortitude, as in repression of emotion: a stoical sufferer. –stoically, adverb –stoicalness, noun …  

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