Stoic

Sto"ic

(?), n. [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.] 1. 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.
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2. Hence, a person not easily excited; an apathetic person; one who is apparently or professedly indifferent to pleasure or pain.
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A Stoic of the woods, a man without a tear.
Campbell.
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School of Stoics. See The Porch, under Porch.
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Sto"ic

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Sto"ic*al

(?), } a. [L. stoicus, Gr. : cf. F. stoque. See Stoic, n.] 1. Of or pertaining to the Stoics; resembling the Stoics or their doctrines.
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2. Not affected by passion; manifesting indifference to pleasure or pain; especially, bearing pain, suffering, or bad fortune without complaint. -- Sto"ic*al*ly, adv. -- Sto"ic*al*ness, n.
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