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.
2. Hence, a person not easily excited; an apathetic person; one who is apparently or professedly indifferent to pleasure or pain.
A Stoic of the woods, a man without a tear.Campbell.
School of Stoics. See
The Porch, under Porch.
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.
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,
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