Stoicism Sto"i*cism, n. [Cf. F. sto["i]cisme.] 1. The opinions and maxims of the Stoics. [1913 Webster]

2. A real or pretended indifference to pleasure or pain; insensibility; impassiveness. [1913 Webster]

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