Austere vs Stoic - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between austere and stoic
is that austere
is austere while stoic
As a noun stoic is
Grim or severe in manner or appearance
Lacking trivial decoration; not extravagant or gaudy
- The headmistress was an austere old woman.
- The interior of the church was as austere as the parishioners were dour.
* (grim or severe) stern, strict, forbidding
* (lacking trivial decoration) simple, plain, unadorned, unembellished
* (not lacking trivial decoration) overwrought, flamboyant, extravagant, gaudy, flashy
* Stoick (obsolete)
* stoick (obsolete)
(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.
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.
* (not affected by pain or distress ) apathetic, impassive, stoical
* (not displaying any external signs of being affected by pain or distress ) expressionless, impassive