Austere vs Stoic - What's the difference?

austere | stoic |


As adjectives the difference between austere and stoic

is that austere is austere while stoic is (stoic).

As a noun stoic is

(stoic).

austere

English

Adjective

(en-adj)
  • Grim or severe in manner or appearance
  • The headmistress was an austere old woman.
  • Lacking trivial decoration; not extravagant or gaudy
  • The interior of the church was as austere as the parishioners were dour.

    Synonyms

    * (grim or severe) stern, strict, forbidding * (lacking trivial decoration) simple, plain, unadorned, unembellished

    Antonyms

    * (not lacking trivial decoration) overwrought, flamboyant, extravagant, gaudy, flashy

    Derived terms

    * austerity * austerely

    stoic

    English

    Alternative forms

    * Stoic * Stoick (obsolete) * stoick (obsolete)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (philosophy) Proponent of a school of thought, from in 300 up to about the time of , who holds that by cultivating an understanding of the logos, or natural law, one can be free of suffering.
  • A person indifferent to pleasure or pain.
  • Adjective

    (Stoicism) (en adjective)
  • Of or relating to the Stoics or their ideas.
  • Not affected by pain or distress.
  • Not displaying any external signs of being affected by pain or distress.
  • Synonyms

    * (not affected by pain or distress ) apathetic, impassive, stoical * (not displaying any external signs of being affected by pain or distress ) expressionless, impassive

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