A stoic is defined as someone who seems indifferent to emotions.(noun)
An example of stoic is a mother not showing happiness at her daughter's wedding.
The definition of stoic is someone who seems detached from their emotions.(adjective)
An example of stoic is not crying at a funeral.
See Stoic in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME Stoycis (pl.) < L stoicus < Gr stōikos < stoa, porch, colonnade (see stoa): because Zeno taught under a colonnade at Athens
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Origin: Middle English Stoic, a Stoic
Origin: , from Latin Stōicus
Origin: , from Greek Stōikos
Origin: , from stoā (poikilē), (Painted) Porch, where Zeno taught; see stā- in Indo-European roots.
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