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stoic

adjective uk   /ˈstəʊ.ɪk/  us   /ˈstoʊ-/ (also stoical )
determined not to complain or show your feelings, especially when something bad happens to you: We knew she must be in pain, despite her stoic attitude. He showed a stoic resignation towards his fate. Local people were stoical about the damage caused by the hurricane.
stoically
adverb uk   us   /-ɪ.kəl.i/
She listened stoically as the guilty verdict was read out. Stoically, and with great determination, the people set about rebuilding the village.

stoic

noun [C] uk   /ˈstəʊ.ɪk/  us   /ˈstoʊ-/ formal
someone who does not complain or show their emotions: My father is a stoic by nature and found it hard to express his grief when my mother died.
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