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Stoicn. [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.].
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Hence, a person not easily excited; an apathetic person; one who is apparently or professedly indifferent to pleasure or pain.  [1913 Webster]
    "A Stoic of the woods, a man without a tear."  [1913 Webster]
School of Stoics. See The Porch, under Porch.
Stoica. [L. stoicus, Gr. : cf. F. stoïque. See Stoic, n.].
  •  Of or pertaining to the Stoics; resembling the Stoics or their doctrines.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Not affected by passion; manifesting indifference to pleasure or pain; especially, bearing pain, suffering, or bad fortune without complaint.  [1913 Webster]


Stoic, n. & adj.
1 a member of the ancient Greek school of philosophy founded at Athens by Zeno c.308 BC, which sought virtue as the greatest good and taught control of one's feelings and passions.
2 (stoic) a stoical person.
1 of or like the Stoics.
2 (stoic) = STOICAL.

ME f. L stoicus f. Gk stoikos f. STOA (with ref. to Zeno's teaching in the Stoa Poikile or Painted Porch at Athens)



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