Sep
25
2013

stoic

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

sto ihk

adjective

1. showing little or no reaction to painful or pleasant experiences; unmoved; impassive.
example: The defendant was stoic throughout his trial.

2. (cap.) of or pertaining to the philosophy of the Stoics.

noun

1. one who shows little or no reaction to painful or pleasant experiences.
example: He’s such a stoic; he simply bears his sadness without a tear or lament.

2. (cap.) an adherent of an ancient Greek school of philosophy that advocated not being overly moved by the inevitable fortunes and misfortunes of life.

 

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