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 pleasure or pain; especially, bearing pain, suffering, or bad fortune without complaint. -- {Sto"ic*al*ly}, adv. -- {Sto"ic*al*ness}, n. [1913 Webster +PJC]

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  • stoicalness — See stoically. * * * …   Universalium

  • stoicalness — stōˈicalness noun • • • Main Entry: ↑stoic …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • indifference — n 1. apathy, disinterest, disinterestedness, uninterestedness, unconcern, lack of interest or concern, aloofness, distantness, insouciance; nonchalance, pococurantism, lukewarmness, lukewarmth, coolness, frigidness, frigidity; impassiveness,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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

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