Stoic
Stoic Sto"ic, Stoical Sto"ic*al, a. [L. stoicus, Gr. ?: cf. F. sto["i]que. See {Stoic}, n.] 1. Of or pertaining to the Stoics; resembling the Stoics or their doctrines. [1913 Webster]

2. Not affected by passion; manifesting indifference to pleasure or pain; especially, bearing pain, suffering, or bad fortune without complaint. -- {Sto"ic*al*ly}, adv. -- {Sto"ic*al*ness}, n. [1913 Webster +PJC]


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