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stoic | stoicism | stoically

stoic stoicism stoically
unlikely to complain or show emotion
  • How to Memorize
    • stoic - calm
  • Analysis

    A person who is ‘stoic’ is capable of enduring hardship without resorting to self-pity, moaning, or outward displays of emotion. Such people tend to be highly disciplined and have the ability to accept circumstances that are beyond their control with grace and patience. As such, the word has positive connotations and is typically used admiringly.

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  • Example(s)
    1. I really admire Sarah's ability to remain stoic even after such a crushing disappointment. It speaks volumes about her character.

    2. I don’t think Adam has the necessary stoicism for this job. He lets his emotions cloud his judgement far too easily.

    3. The people of that country stoically endured many years of hardship, carving for themselves a reputation for grit and courage.