Definitions of stoic

  1. pertaining to Stoicism or its followers
  2. a member of the ancient Greek school of philosophy founded by Zeno; " a Stoic achieves happiness by submission to destiny"
  3. someone who is seemingly indifferent to emotions
  4. seeming unaffected by pleasure or pain; impassive; " stoic courage"; " stoic patience"; " a stoical sufferer"
  5. 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.
  6. Hence, a person not easily excited; an apathetic person; one who is apparently or professedly indifferent to pleasure or pain.
  7. Alt. of Stoical
  8. One indifferent to pleasure or pain.
  9. Stoical.
  10. Stoically.
  11. Stoicalness.
  12. A disciple of the ancient philosopher Zeno, who taught under a porch at Athens: one indifferent to pleasure or pain.
  13. One of an ancient sect of Greek philosophers; one who represses all strong emotions, or is indifferent to pleasure or pain.
  14. Stoic, stoical.
  15. A member of a school of Greek philosophy that sternly repressed all emotion.
  16. A person indifferent to pleasure or pain; named from the " Painted Porch" Stoa Poikile, at Athens, frequented by Zeno ( 344- 260 B. C.), founder of the Stoic school.
  17. Stoicly.
  18. Stoicness.
  19. A disciple of the philosopher Zeno, who taught that men should subdue all passion, conform to reason, and accept the inevitable.
  20. One of a sect of philosophers called Stoics, founded by Zeno, who taught under a porch at Athens that men should be free from passion, and be unmoved by the joys or sorrows of life; one regulating his conduct according to the doctrines of the Stoics.
  21. Pert. to the Stoics or their doctrines; unaffected by passion; unfeeling.

Usage examples for stoic

  1. To the Stoic it was a blessed occasion for the display of nobility and the native virtues of the human mind. – Friendship by Hugh Black
  2. Horace is either Stoic or Epicurean, or neither, or both. – Horace and His Influence by Grant Showerman
  3. You look as if the question offended you, but you did not by any means know how to attain that magnanimity, for I have seen you fail in it; indeed it is contrary to the very nature of woman, and- the gods be thanked- you are not a Stoic in woman's dress, but a woman- a true woman, as you should be. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  4. But some unhappy fate had led him to understand that his solitude must be of ten years' duration, not ten days, and he had accepted the mandate with the heroism of a stoic. – Legends of Vancouver by E. Pauline Johnson
  5. This is done by the stoic philosopher; he, too, stands aside and looks equably upon his own sufferings, as well as on those of others. – Light On The Path and Through the Gates of Gold by Mabel Collins
  6. But the sharp barbs of the wire cut into his flesh, a torture to test the fortitude of a stoic. – The Master Mystery by Arthur B. Reeve and John W. Grey
  7. A stoic would have smiled to have seen me at dinner. – The World's Greatest Books, Vol III by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
  8. The same stoic view, in a different form, finds expression in this answer to a dear friend's query: I cannot quite agree that it is hard to see what has been the good of your life. – George Eliot by Mathilde Blind
  9. She had accepted joy, sorrow, shame, all in the same stoic way. – A Daughter of the Land by Gene Stratton-Porter
  10. The stoic father, too, in his surmise Was accurate- For, lo! – A Child-World by James Whitcomb Riley
  11. But the appearance of the room wrenched a hoarse exclamation from his stoic lips. – The Sins of Séverac Bablon by Sax Rohmer
  12. No nation, for example, could have more calmly endured the terrible sufferings of the famine, more especially as the high- strung nerves of the Celt render him physically and mentally the very reverse of a stoic. – The Reminiscences of an Irish Land Agent by S.M. Hussey
  13. It opens with the tyranny of one of the worst men who ever occupied a throne; it ends with the mild rule of a Stoic saint. – Roman Society from Nero to Marcus Aurelius by Samuel Dill
  14. And certain also of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers encountered him. –  by
  15. Cleanthes became the best pupil of Zeno, and grew up to be a very wise and learned man, indeed one of the most famous philosophers of the Stoic school. – The Moral Instruction of Children by Felix Adler
  16. But it is the grandeur not of aspiration, but of defiance; not of the Christian, not even of the Stoic, but rather of the Epicurean. – Literary and General Lectures and Essays by Charles Kingsley
  17. Ted was a little bit of a Stoic, and he could have borne the long impressive dinners and the unstudied malice of the furniture, if only his uncle would have let him alone. – Audrey Craven by May Sinclair
  18. Jacqueline's complete lack of interest in the social campaign was a serious blow to her plans, but she met it with stoic philosophy. – Kildares of Storm by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
  19. It is unfortunately in this last light that the Apostle Paul appeared to the professional Stoic and Epicurean teachers of Athens. – Life in the Roman World of Nero and St. Paul by T. G. Tucker
  20. Ruhnken proposes to read in the text of Plutarch " historian" for " stoic," but it is better to suppose that Plutarch was mistaken, about the age of the Stoic. – Plutarch's Lives, Volume II by Aubrey Stewart & George Long