What is another word for stoical?

283 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ stˈə͡ʊɪkə͡l], [ stˈə‍ʊɪkə‍l], [ s_t_ˈəʊ_ɪ_k_əl]

Stoical is a word that describes someone who is calm and accepting of pain or hardship without complaint. However, there are many other words that can be used to describe this quality as well. For example, someone who is stoical might also be described as uncomplaining, resolute, or even forbearing. Other synonyms might include patient, disciplined, or even serene. Ultimately, the word that best describes someone who possesses this quality will depend on the context in which it is being used, as well as the specific nuances of the individual's personality and behavior. Nonetheless, all of these words suggest an admirable quality of strength and fortitude in the face of adversity.

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What are the hypernyms for Stoical?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for stoical?

Stoical is an adjective that describes a person who is calm, controlled, and unemotional, even in difficult or challenging situations. Its antonyms are words that describe someone who experiences strong emotions, who is easily excitable, or who tends to become angry, upset or distressed easily. Antonyms for stoical include passionate, sensitive, emotional, reactive, excitable, volatile, and impulsive. A person who is passionate can also be strongly committed and enthusiastic, while someone who is sensitive is highly attuned to others and their own feelings. People who are reactive or impulsive tend to act without thinking, whereas those who are volatile may be prone to sudden mood swings or outbursts of anger.

Usage examples for Stoical

The stoical sincerity with which they are represented, and the hard outline produced by cutting out the work to mount it on its wood panel, makes a somewhat repellent impression at the first glance.
"Holbein"
Beatrice Fortescue
But presently I perceived that in the short time that had elapsed since my leaving her in the morning she had shed them all, and that she was now softly stoical, intensely composed.
"Four Meetings"
Henry James
She has very great strength of character; she received the news of her husband's death with a stoical courage worthy of the Spartan women who sent their sons to war, bidding them to return as victors or not at all.
"Monsieur Cherami"
Charles Paul de Kock

Famous quotes with Stoical

  • The scene was not a happy one yet we looked upon it in the cold stoical spirit of a soldier; a slight chilling pang and then a return soul and body to the enemy before us.
    Knute Nelson
  • The stoical scheme of supplying our wants by lopping off our desires, is like cutting off our feet when we want shoes.
    Jonathan Swift
  • The stoical scheme of supplying our wants by lopping off our desires, is like cutting off our feet when we want shoes.
    Jonathan Swift
  • ‘Tis a good word and a profitable desire, but withal absurd; for to make the handle bigger than the hand, the cubic longer than the arm, and to hope to stride further than our legs can reach, is both impossible and monstrous; or that man should rise above himself and humanity; for he cannot see but with his eyes, nor seize but with his hold. He shall be exalted, if God will lend him an extraordinary hand; he shall exalt himself, by abandoning and renouncing his own proper means, and by suffering himself to be raised and elevated by means purely celestial. It belongs to our Christian faith, and not to the stoical virtue, to pretend to that divine and miraculous metamorphosis.
    Michel de Montaigne
  • Don Conroy died with exemplary courage, as one would expect. He never complained about pain or whimpered or cried out. His death was stoical and quiet. He never quit fighting, never surrendered, and never gave up. He died like a king. He died like The Great Santini. I thank you with all my heart.
    Pat Conroy

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