- the philosophical system of the Stoics
- [s-] indifference to pleasure or pain; stoical behavior
Lucy faced her cancer treatment with stoicism and grace.
When you neither react when you get burned badly nor react when you win the lottery, this is an example of stoicism.
- Indifference to pleasure or pain; impassiveness.
- Stoicism The doctrines or philosophy of the Stoics.
(countable and uncountable, plural stoicisms)
From stoic +"Ž -ism
- Stoicism is a much more important system, but harder to classify.
- The introduction of Stoicism at Rome was the most momentous of the many changes that it saw.
- This was a serious departure from the principles of the system, facilitating a return of later Stoicism to the dualism of God and the world, reason and the irrational part in man, which Chrysippus had striven to surmount.3 Yet in the general approximation and fusion of opposing views which had set in, the Stoics fared far better than rival schools.
- Davis, Greek and Roman Stoicism (1903); editions of the Meditations (5, below).
- This concrete side of moral philosophy came specially into evidence when Stoicism was transplanted to Rome.