What does stoic mean?

Definitions for stoicˈstoʊ ɪk

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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


  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

  4. 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.]


  1. STOIC

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Stoic

    stō′ik, n. a disciple of the philosopher Zeno (340-260 B.C.), who opened his school in a colonnade called the Stoa Poikilē ('painted porch') at Athens—later Roman Stoics were Cato the Younger, Seneca, Marcus Aurelius: one indifferent to pleasure or pain.—adjs. Stō′ic, -al, pertaining to the Stoics, or to their opinions; indifferent to pleasure or pain.—adv. Stō′ically.—ns. Stō′icalness; Stō′icism, the doctrines of the Stoics, a school of ancient philosophy strongly opposed to Epicureanism in its views of life and duty: indifference to pleasure or pain. [L. Stoicus—Gr. Stōïkosstoa, a porch.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stoic in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stoic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Lucius Annaeus Seneca:

    Our (The Stoic) motto, as you know, is live according to nature.

  2. Paul Gold:

    The boy was stoic. Not a tear. Not an emotion, i asked Nikolas Cruz if Nikolas Cruz was upset. Nikolas Cruz said :' I'm upset because nobody came, and nobody cares about Lynda Cruzs.'.

  3. Carolina Panthers:

    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.

  4. H.L. Mencken:

    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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