Definition of stoically in US English:



  • Without showing one's feelings or complaining about pain or hardship.

    ‘an old woman who stoically accepts the demolition of her house’
    ‘Mary stood stoically with an expression of long-suffering’
    • ‘She stoically soldiers on, even calming down her distraught fellow actors.’
    • ‘Outwardly, at least, Lincoln reacted stoically to the continuing hard news.’
    • ‘Her son may be stoically coping in lonely misery.’
    • ‘He seems to be stoically dealing with what should be a traumatic change in his life.’
    • ‘There's the dashing hero, a former pilot stricken with impending blindness who stoically refuses to be pitied.’