stoic - Dictionary definition and meaning for word stoic
Think: "Stone-like"--> To be like a stone means you don't experience pleasure or pain. You are unaffected.
STOIC sounds similar to TOY (if that 'c' is removed)...a toy is impassive and unmoved by joy or grief
STOIC = STO (ie stony) + IC (ie icy) meaning thereby stony n icy...unaffected n emotionless
stoic:s+toy: at the age of playing with toys, child shows no emotions.
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
story becomes stoic after being dry i.e. unemotional.