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Meaning of STOIC

Pronunciation:  'stowik, 'stowik

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  1. [n]  a member of the ancient Greek school of philosophy founded by Zeno; "a Stoic achieves happiness by submission to destiny"
  2. [n]  someone who is seemingly indifferent to emotions
  3. [adj]  seeming unaffected by pleasure or pain; impassive; "stoic courage"; "stoic patience"; "a stoical sufferer"
  4. [adj]  pertaining to Stoicism or its followers

STOIC is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: stoical, unemotional, unemotional person
 Antonyms: emotional person
 See Also: adult, grownup, philosopher



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Sto"ic\, n. [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. 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. Hence, a person not easily excited; an apathetic person;
       one who is apparently or professedly indifferent to
       pleasure or pain.
             A Stoic of the woods, a man without a tear.
    {School of Stoics}. See {The Porch}, under {Porch}.
  2. \Sto"ic\, Stoical \Sto"ic*al\, a. [L. stoicus, Gr. ?: cf.
    F. sto["i]que. See {Stoic}, n.]
    1. Of or pertaining to the Stoics; resembling the Stoics or
       their doctrines.
    2. Not affected by passion; manifesting indifference to
       pleasure or pain. -- {Sto"ic*al*ly}, adv. --
       {Sto"ic*al*ness}, n.
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