patient; calm; uncomplaining
Enduring pain or pleasure without reacting.
The stoical boy made no sound when the thorn was removed from his foot.
Origin: The ancient Stoics believed all was in Gods hands so all should be tolerated and accepted.
Remember: Sto sounds like stow.
Stow means to put something away.
We stow away our feelings in the face of adversity.
Used at work:
His stoical attitude calmed us and we made the deadline.
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