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Stoic

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Adjective, Noun
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Sto=ic

CIDE DICTIONARY

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]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Stoic, n. & adj.
--n.
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.
--adj.
1 of or like the Stoics.
2 (stoic) = STOICAL.

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

THESAURUS

Stoic

Laodicean, Olympian, Spartan, accepting, aloof, apathetic, armed with patience, at rest, benumbed, blah, blase, bovine, calm, cloistered, comatose, cool, desensitized, detached, disciplined, disinterested, dispassionate, dull, dwindling, ebbing, endurant, enduring, even-tempered, even-tenored, forbearing, halcyon, heartless, hebetudinous, hopeless, hushed, impassive, imperturbable, in a stupor, indifferent, indulgent, inexcitable, inirritable, insouciant, isolated, languid, lenient, lethargic, listless, long-suffering, longanimous, man of iron, moldering, nonchalant, numb, numbed, pacific, passive, patient, patient as Job, peaceable, peaceful, persevering, philosophical, phlegmatic, placid, pluckless, quiescent, quiet, reposeful, reposing, resigned, restful, resting, secluded, self-controlled, sequestered, sequestrated, sheltered, slack, sluggish, smooth, soporific, spiritless, spunkless, steady, still, still as death, stillish, stilly, stolid, stupefied, subsiding, supine, tolerant, tolerating, tolerative, torpid, tranquil, unagitated, uncaring, unconcerned, understanding, undisturbable, undisturbed, unflappable, uninterested, unirritable, unmoved, unnervous, unpassionate, unperturbed, unruffled, unstirring, untroubled, waning, withdrawn

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