stoicism

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noun sto·i·cism \ˈstō-ə-ˌsi-zəm\

Definition of stoicism

  1. 1 capitalized :  the philosophy of the Stoics

  2. 2 :  indifference to pleasure or pain :  impassiveness

Examples of stoicism in a Sentence

  1. She endured his criticism with her usual stoicism.

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STOICISM Defined for English Language Learners

stoicism

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Definition of stoicism for English Language Learners

  • : the quality or behavior of a person who accepts what happens without complaining or showing emotion



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