Definition of stoic:
- 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.
- 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.
- ascetic (part of speech: adjective)
unexcitable (part of speech: adjective)
He was a stoic, and great pain could not destroy his habitual gaiety, and when very ill he would still speak affably to those around him; but illnesses with him were rare, for his health was, as a rule, excellent.- "History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 12 (of 12)", S. Rappoport.
The teacher being directly in front of the standing pupil did not see what had happened, while I, with fleeting memory of my own school days, suppressed my mirth behind a formal countenance, as the stoic Bruno resumed his seat.- "City of Endless Night", Milo Hastings.
- "A Little Book of Stoicism", St George Stock.