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What does the word "stoic" mean? Is that spelled right?

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Asked by Anonymous at 8:47 PM on Apr. 13, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • Main Entry: 1sto·ic
    Pronunciation: \ˈstō-ik\
    Function: noun
    Etymology: Middle English, from Latin stoicus, from Greek stōïkos, literally, of the portico, from Stoa (Poikilē) the Painted Portico, portico at Athens where Zeno taught
    Date: 14th century
    1 capitalized : a member of a school of philosophy founded by Zeno of Citium about 300 b.c. holding that the wise man should be free from passion, unmoved by joy or grief, and submissive to natural law
    2 : one apparently or professedly indifferent to pleasure or pain

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 8:49 PM on Apr. 13, 2010

  • I saw that definition, I just dont really get how it would apply to a person.

    Lets say someone called you a very stoic person, is that good or bad or what? LOL

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:51 PM on Apr. 13, 2010

  • I always associate stoic with someone who is serious, incapable of showing emotion on the outside. They generally have a flat affect. They remind me of the old Victorian Era or Civil War photos. Those people look stoic.

    Answer by Izsarejman at 8:52 PM on Apr. 13, 2010

  • stoic could also mean calm and or indifferent. My DH is a stoic person. He is very calm and collected all the time. It's annoying to me but comes in handy for everything else

    Answer by But_Mommie at 9:08 PM on Apr. 13, 2010

  • Stoic means void of emotion especially sorrow and sadness

    Answer by mammasamba at 9:29 PM on Apr. 13, 2010

  • My dad is stoic - he doesn't display sorrow or love/joy. He reminds me of a stone.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:43 PM on Apr. 13, 2010

  • THANK YOU...that helped a lot!!!

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:42 PM on Apr. 14, 2010

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