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stoic - Dictionary definition and meaning for word stoic

(noun) a member of the ancient Greek school of philosophy founded by Zeno
Example Sentence
  • a Stoic achieves happiness by submission to destiny

(noun) someone who is seemingly indifferent to emotions
Synonyms : unemotional person

(adj) seeming unaffected by pleasure or pain; impassive
Synonyms : stoical
Example Sentence
  • stoic courage
  • stoic patience
  • a stoical sufferer

(adj) pertaining to Stoicism or its followers
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for stoic

Think: "Stone-like"--> To be like a stone means you don't experience pleasure or pain. You are unaffected.
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by KOGrad

STOIC sounds similar to TOY (if that 'c' is removed)...a toy is impassive and unmoved by joy or grief
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by imajeeth

STOIC = STO (ie stony) + IC (ie icy) meaning thereby stony n icy...unaffected n emotionless
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by tee

sTOIc,,,,,,, TOI stands for Times of Inda, the newspaper,,, and their articles are indifferent to emotion and bias
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by saurabhkumar87

stoic:s+toy: at the age of playing with toys, child shows no emotions.
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by NarenSuri

a child was very happy as his new toy would be coming. but seeing that the toy is made up of stone he turned stoic
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by nikhita

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by nikhita

story becomes stoic after being dry i.e. unemotional.
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by shaktipada

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