Origin of stoical
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1. imperturbable, cool, indifferent.
1. sympathetic, warm, demonstrative, effusive.
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Examples from the Web for stoical
One might call Cecily a stoical amorist, an erotic philosopher.Changing Winds
St. John G. Ervine
The Timaeus also contains an anticipation of the stoical life according to nature.Timaeus
The sea spat at it—and stoical, it streamed with water as though he had been weeping.The Nigger Of The "Narcissus"
With this stoical temper come moods of questioning reflection.Oswald Langdon
Carson Jay Lee
The simple, austere, stoical, heroic man she admired as one above her.A History of French Literature
- characterized by impassivity or resignation
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Word Origin and History for stoical
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