stoical

[stoh-i-kuhl]

adjective

impassive; characterized by a calm, austere fortitude befitting the Stoics: a stoical sufferer.
(initial capital letter) of or relating to the Stoics.

Nearby words

  1. stodgy,
  2. stoep,
  3. stogie,
  4. stogy,
  5. stoic,
  6. stoically,
  7. stoichiology,
  8. stoichiometric,
  9. stoichiometry,
  10. stoicism

Origin of stoical

Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at Stoic, -al1

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British Dictionary definitions for stoical

stoical

adjective

characterized by impassivity or resignation
Derived Formsstoically, adverbstoicalness, noun

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Word Origin and History for stoical

stoical

mid-15c., in reference to philosophers, from stoic + -al (2). Related: Stoically. From 1570s as "indifferent to pleasure or pain."

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