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stoicadjective

uk   /ˈstəʊ.ɪk/  us   /ˈstoʊ-/ (also stoical )
determined not to ​complain or show ​yourfeelings, ​especially when something ​badhappens 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 ​damagecaused by the ​hurricane.
stoically
adverb uk   us   /-ɪ.kəl.i/
She ​listened stoically as the ​guiltyverdict was ​read out. Stoically, and with ​greatdetermination, the ​peoplebeganrebuilding the ​village.

stoicnoun [C]

uk   /ˈstəʊ.ɪk/  us   /ˈstoʊ-/ formal
(Definition of stoic from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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stoicadjective

 us   /ˈstoʊ·ɪk/ (also stoical,  /ˈstoʊ·ɪ·kəl/ )
not ​showing or not ​feeling any ​emotion, esp. in a ​situation in which the ​expression of ​emotion is ​expected: He is ​somewhat stoic as he ​speaks of his past.
(Definition of stoic from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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