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 Sto·ic·al a.
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, n.
adj 1: seeming unaffected by pleasure or pain; impassive; "stoic
courage"; "stoic patience"; "a stoical sufferer" [syn:
2: pertaining to Stoicism or its followers
n 1: a member of the ancient Greek school of philosophy founded
by Zeno; "a Stoic achieves happiness by submission to
2: someone who is seemingly indifferent to emotions [syn: unemotional
person] [ant: emotional person]