Definition of Stoic

1. Adjective. Seeming unaffected by pleasure or pain; impassive. "A stoical sufferer"

Exact synonyms: Stoical
Similar to: Unemotional
Derivative terms: Stoicism

2. Noun. A member of the ancient Greek school of philosophy founded by Zeno. "A Stoic achieves happiness by submission to destiny"
Generic synonyms: Philosopher

3. Adjective. Pertaining to Stoicism or its followers.
Partainyms: Stoicism

4. Noun. Someone who is seemingly indifferent to emotions.
Exact synonyms: Unemotional Person
Generic synonyms: Adult, Grownup
Derivative terms: Stoical
Antonyms: Emotional Person

Definition of Stoic

1. n. A disciple of the philosopher Zeno; one of a Greek sect which held that men should be free from passion, unmoved by joy or grief, and should submit without complaint to unavoidable necessity, by which all things are governed.

2. a. Of or pertaining to the Stoics; resembling the Stoics or their doctrines.

Definition of Stoic

1. Adjective. (alternative capitalization of stoic) ¹

2. Noun. (alternative capitalization of stoic) ¹

3. Noun. Proponent of a school of thought, from in 300 (B.C.E.) up to about the time of Marcus Aurelius, who holds that by cultivating an understanding of the logos, or natural law, one can be free of suffering. ¹

4. Noun. a person indifferent to pleasure or pain ¹

5. Noun. a student of Stowe School, England. ¹

6. Adjective. of or relating to the Stoics or their ideas; see Stoicism ¹

7. Adjective. not affected by pain or distress ¹

8. Adjective. not displaying any external signs of being affected by pain or distress ¹

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Definition of Stoic

1. one who is indifferent to pleasure or pain [n -S] : STOICAL [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Stoic

Stizolobium deeringiana
Stizostedion vitreum
Stobie pole
Stobie poles
Stockholm effect
Stockholm syndrome
Stoddard solvent
Stokes-Adams syndrome
Stokesia laevis
Stolen Generation
Stoliczka's mountain vole
Stoliczka's mountain voles

Literary usage of Stoic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Five Great Philosophies of Life by William De Witt Hyde (1911)
"III THE stoic REVERENCE FOR UNIVERSAL LAW The first half of the stoic doctrine is that we give our world the colour of our thoughts. ..."

2. From Epicurus to Christ: A Study in the Principles of Personality by William De Witt Hyde (1904)
"Modern apostles of the essential stoic principle incline to paint the world in the ... This objective and universal principle the stoic found in law. ..."

3. Source Book of the History of Education for the Greek and Roman Period by Paul Monroe (1915)
"The type of philosophy pursued was the stoic, which formed a ... In fact, the stoic philosophy at that period was little more than the practical wisdom of ..."

4. Principles of Economics by Alfred Marshall (1895)
"The stoic philosophy and the cosmopolitan experience of the later Roman lawyers led them ... What philosophic thought there was in Rome was chiefly stoic; ..."

5. Problems in Greek History by John Pentland Mahaffy (1892)
"The stoic wise man, who had adopted with faith The stoic that doctrine, ... Can any one fail to recognize these remarkable The stoic doctrines, ..."

6. Aristotle by George Grote (1872)
"The stoic Category Quale thus included the Aristotelian Second Essences or Substances, ... I. in the stoic sense, corresponded only to the highest and most ..."

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