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sto·ic / ˈstō-ik/ • n. 1. a person who can endure pain or hardship without showing their feelings or complaining. 2. (Stoic) a member of the ancient philosophical school of Stoicism. • adj. 1. another term for stoical. 2. (Stoic) of or belonging to the Stoics or their school of philosophy.

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Stoic pert. to the school of philosophers founded by Zeno (c.300 B.C.); also sb. XVI. — L. stōicus — Gr. stōikós, f. stod́ the Porch in which Zeno taught at Athens.
Also Stoical (-AL1) XV.