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stoic

adjective     /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     /-ɪ.kəl.i/ adverb 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
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