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STOIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Stoic mean? 

STOIC (noun)
  The noun STOIC has 2 senses:

1. a member of the ancient Greek school of philosophy founded by Zeno
2. someone who is seemingly indifferent to emotions

  Familiarity information: STOIC used as a noun is rare.


STOIC (adjective)
  The adjective STOIC has 2 senses:

1. seeming unaffected by pleasure or pain; impassive
2. pertaining to Stoicism or its followers

  Familiarity information: STOIC used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


STOIC (noun)


Sense 1Stoic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A member of the ancient Greek school of philosophy founded by Zeno

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Context example:

a Stoic achieves happiness by submission to destiny

Hypernyms ("Stoic" is a kind of...):

philosopher (a specialist in philosophy)


Sense 2stoic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Someone who is seemingly indifferent to emotions

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

unemotional person; stoic

Hypernyms ("stoic" is a kind of...):

adult; grownup (a fully developed person from maturity onward)


STOIC (adjective)


Sense 1stoic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Seeming unaffected by pleasure or pain; impassive

Synonyms:

stoic; stoical

Context examples:

stoic courage / stoic patience / a stoical sufferer

Similar:

unemotional (unsusceptible to or destitute of or showing no emotion)


Sense 2Stoic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Pertaining to Stoicism or its followers

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Pertainym:

Stoicism ((philosophy) the philosophical system of the Stoics following the teachings of the ancient Greek philosopher Zeno)


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