Part of speech: adjective


Part of speech: noun

A member of a school of Greek philosophy that sternly repressed all emotion.

Part of speech: noun

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.

Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


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Usage examples "stoic":

  1. Don Luis had remained tranquil throughout, like a Stoic philosopher, who is obliged by the hard law of necessity to take part in a conflict opposed alike to his habits and his ways of thought. - "Pepita Ximenez", Juan Valera.
  2. He lifted his brows in stoic irony, and said: " Well, we shall have an army of them soon." - "Pierre And His People, [Tales of the Far North], Volume 5.", Gilbert Parker.
  3. He was, in fact, just what he looked- a street stoic. - "The Freelands", John Galsworthy.