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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Impassive; characterized by a calm, austere fortitude

Usage examples (34)
  • The stoical scheme of supplying our wants by lopping off our desires, is like cutting off our feet when we want shoes.
  • After awhile he moved, lifted his head, and looked about him dully at first and then with a certain stoical acceptance of his plight.
  • The warriors stared at him with what might be called a stoical surprise.
  • London River, on the other hand, is a quiet, understated picture, an exercise in what might be called stoical realism. for more
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