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Synonyms and Antonyms of stoic

  1. 1 accepting pains or hardships calmly or without complaint <after waiting six years for permission to immigrate to the U.S., the family is stoic about a six-month postponement> Synonyms forbearing, long-suffering, patient (or stoical), tolerant, uncomplainingRelated Words lenient; acquiescent, passive, resigned, unresistant, yielding; agreeable, amenable, compliant, complying, conformist, docile, law-abiding, obedient, placable, submissive, subordinate, tractable, willing; slavish, subservient; amiable, obliging; collected, composed; constrained, contained, curbed, inhibited, repressed, restrained; disciplined, self-contained, self-controlled; apathetic, uncaring, unresponsiveNear Antonyms bored, tired, weary; defiant, resistant; contrary, disobedient, insubordinate, intractable, rebellious, recalcitrant, refractory, ungovernable, unmanageable, unrulyAntonyms complaining, fed up, impatient, kvetching, kvetchy, protesting

  2. 2 not feeling or showing emotion <at her husband's funeral she remained stoic, and only a few imagined the depth of her grief> Synonyms affectless, apathetic, cold-blooded, emotionless, impassible, numb, passionless, phlegmatic, impassive (or stoical), stolid, undemonstrative, unemotionalRelated Words cold, cool, dispassionate, unmoved; calm, collected, composed; imperturbable, unflappable; reserved, reticent, taciturn; bland, blank, deadpan, dry, empty, expressionless, inexpressive, stone-faced, straight-faced, vacant, wooden; enigmatic (also enigmatical), impenetrable, inscrutable; aloof, bloodless, detached, indifferent, insensible, unconcerned, unsentimental; impersonal, objective, unresponsive; hard-hearted, pitiless, unfeeling; inconsiderate, thoughtlessNear Antonyms blazing, burning, fiery, flaming, glowing, red-hot; ardent, enthusiastic, gung ho, warm-blooded, zealous; gushing, maudlin, mawkish, mushy, sentimental; dramatic, histrionic, melodramatic, overemotional, overheated, perfervid; compassionate, responsive, sympathetic; reactive, sensitiveAntonyms demonstrative, emotional, fervent, fervid, hot-blooded, impassioned, passional, passionate, vehement

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