Definitions for stoicˈstoʊ ɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Sto•icˈstoʊ ɪk(adj.)

  1. of or pertaining to the school of philosophy founded by Zeno, who taught that people should be free from passion, unmoved by joy or grief, and submit without complaint to unavoidable necessity.

    Category: Philosphy

  2. (l.c.) stoical.

  3. (n.)a member or adherent of the Stoic school of philosophy.

    Category: Philosphy

  4. (l.c.) a person who maintains or affects the mental attitude advocated by the Stoics.

Origin of Stoic:

1350–1400; ME < L Stōicus < Gk Stōïkós, der. of stoástoa, the portico at Athens where Zeno taught

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Stoic(noun)

    a member of the ancient Greek school of philosophy founded by Zeno

    "a Stoic achieves happiness by submission to destiny"

  2. stoic, unemotional person(adj)

    someone who is seemingly indifferent to emotions

  3. stoic, stoical(adj)

    seeming unaffected by pleasure or pain; impassive

    "stoic courage"; "stoic patience"; "a stoical sufferer"

  4. Stoic(adj)

    pertaining to Stoicism or its followers

Wiktionary

  1. stoic(Noun)

    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.

  2. stoic(Noun)

    a person indifferent to pleasure or pain

  3. stoic(Noun)

    a student of Stowe School, England.

  4. stoic(Adjective)

    of or relating to the Stoics or their ideas; see Stoicism

  5. stoic(Adjective)

    not affected by pain or distress

  6. stoic(Adjective)

    not displaying any external signs of being affected by pain or distress

  7. Origin: From stoicus, from Στωϊκός, from Ποικίλη Στοά, the portico in Athens where Zeno was teaching.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stoic(noun)

    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. Stoic(noun)

    hence, a person not easily excited; an apathetic person; one who is apparently or professedly indifferent to pleasure or pain

  3. Stoic(noun)

    alt. of Stoical

Freebase

  1. STOIC

    STOIC is a 1970s programming language, a variant of Forth.

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