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Definition of stoic:

  1. 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.
  2. Pert. to the Stoics or their doctrines; unaffected by passion; unfeeling.


tolerant, long-suffering, uncritical, pliable, patient, emotionless, undemonstrative, affectless, phlegmatic, uncomplaining, unemotional, like a lamb (to the slaughter), biddable, forbearing, unemotional person, resigned, stoical, impassible.

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