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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    stoically

    Hi there,
    I was wondering if stoically means to bear something patiently or indifferently? I mean whether it has a positive or negative meaning?
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    #2

    Re: stoically

    The meaning is pretty neutral. In the case of "pain" it could be a positive; in the case of "joy", it is a negative.

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    #3

    Re: stoically

    I am not a teacher.


    The word 'stoically' itself is neither positive nor negative.


    I use it for enduring something negative, such as pain. I wouldn't say, 'He stoically put up with the joy…' In the context of something pleasant I would prefer dispassionate/inscrutable/unemotional, and so on.

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    Re: stoically

    Interesting, I see stoicism as slightly positive, in the sense that a stoic attempts, and succeeds, in getting through things without bathing in the pain.

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    #5

    Re: stoically

    <<<I wouldn't say, 'He stoically put up with the joy…>>>

    Nobody would say that sentence. That is not the point. Some people remain stoic in many different emotional and physical states.

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