Stoic Definition

stōĭk
stoical, stoics
noun
stoics
One who is seemingly indifferent to or unaffected by joy, grief, pleasure, or pain.
American Heritage
A member of a Greek school of philosophy founded by Zeno about 308 b.c., holding that all things are governed by unvarying natural laws, and that the wise man is led by reason to live virtuously and free from passion, accepting calmly whatever happens.
Webster's New World
A stoical person.
Webster's New World
A stoic is defined as someone who seems indifferent to emotions.
An example of stoic is a mother not showing happiness at her daughter's wedding.
YourDictionary
Alternative capitalization of stoic.
Wiktionary
Synonyms:
  • unemotional person
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adjective
Seemingly indifferent to or unaffected by pleasure or pain; impassive.
American Heritage
Of the Stoics or their philosophy.
Webster's New World
Webster's New World
The definition of stoic is someone who seems detached from their emotions.
An example of stoic is not crying at a funeral.
YourDictionary
Not affected by pain or distress.
Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Stoic

Noun

Singular:
stoic
Plural:
stoics

Origin of Stoic

  • Middle English Stoic a Stoic from Latin Stōicus from Greek Stōikos from stoā (poikilē) (Painted) Porch, where Zeno taught stā- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin stoicus, from Ancient Greek Στωϊκός (Stōikos), from Ποικίλη Στοά (PoikilÄ“ Stoa, “painted portico"), the portico in Athens where Zeno was teaching.

    From Wiktionary

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