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1. Indifference to pleasure or pain; impassiveness.
2. Stoicism The doctrines or philosophy of the Stoics.
1. indifference to pleasure and pain
2. (Philosophy) (capital) the philosophy of the Stoics
Sto•i•cism(ˈstoʊ əˌsɪz əm)
1. the philosophy of the Stoics.
2. (l.c.) conduct conforming to the precepts of the Stoics, as repression of emotion and indifference to pleasure or pain.
a form of conduct conforming to the precepts of the Stoics, especially as characterized by indifference to pain and pleasure. — stoic, n., adj. — stoical, adj.See also: Pleasure
an indifference to pleasure or pain. — stoic, n., adj. — stoical, adj.See also: Pain
the school of philosophy founded by Zeno (of Citium), who asserted that men should be free from passion, unmoved by joy or grief, and submit without complaint to unavoidable necessity. — Stoic, n., adj.See also: Philosophy
A Greek philosophy adopted by Rome stressing private rectitude and involvement in public affairs.
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|Noun||1.||stoicism - an indifference to pleasure or pain|
|2.||Stoicism - (philosophy) the philosophical system of the Stoics following the teachings of the ancient Greek philosopher Zeno|
philosophy - the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics