Definitions for stoicˈstoʊ ɪk
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a member of the ancient Greek school of philosophy founded by Zeno
"a Stoic achieves happiness by submission to destiny"
stoic, unemotional person(adj)
someone who is seemingly indifferent to emotions
seeming unaffected by pleasure or pain; impassive
"stoic courage"; "stoic patience"; "a stoical sufferer"
pertaining to Stoicism or its followers
Proponent of a school of thought, from in 300 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.
a person indifferent to pleasure or pain
a student of Stowe School, England.
of or relating to the Stoics or their ideas; see Stoicism
not affected by pain or distress
not displaying any external signs of being affected by pain or distress
Origin: From stoicus, from Στωϊκός, from Ποικίλη Στοά, the portico in Athens where Zeno was teaching.
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
hence, a person not easily excited; an apathetic person; one who is apparently or professedly indifferent to pleasure or pain
alt. of Stoical
Origin: [L. stoicus, Gr. , fr. , adj., literally, of or pertaining to a colonnade, from a roofed colonnade, a porch, especially, a porch in Athens where Zeno and his successors taught.]
STOIC is a 1970s programming language, a variant of Forth.
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Our (The Stoic) motto, as you know, is live according to nature.
I'd like to believe( the criticism is about) his personality more than anything, the idea that you should be stoic when you play this game, it really should be about your merit more so than anything else, about what you've accomplished and what you've done. That's how we should judge people.
Man is never honestly the fatalist, nor even the stoic. He fights his fate, often desperately. He is forever entering bold exceptions to the rulings of the bench of gods. This fighting, no doubt, makes for human progress, for it favors the strong and the brave. It also makes for beauty, for lesser men try to escape from a hopeless and intolerable world by creating a more lovely one of their own.
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