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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.Patient and uncomplainingNot showing or feeling emotionsControlling emotions
stoically
adverb uk   /-ɪ.kəl.i/ us  
She listened stoically as the guilty verdict was read out. Stoically, and with great determination, the people set about rebuilding the village.Patient and uncomplainingNot showing or feeling emotionsControlling emotions

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.Patient and uncomplainingNot showing or feeling emotionsControlling emotions
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