A stoic is someone who is very calm and unemotional. They usually try to keep their emotions hidden, and they usually don't show their feelings outwardly.

  • He is a very stoic person and he doesn't show his emotions very much.

  • She is a very stoic person, and she doesn't usually show her emotions.

Definition of stoic


seeming unaffected by pleasure or pain; impassive




someone who is seemingly indifferent to emotions


unemotional person


a member of the ancient Greek school of philosophy founded by Zeno


pertaining to Stoicism or its followers

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Example Sentences for stoic

  • 1

    He is trying to be a stoic.

  • 2

    Try studying the stoic philosophy.

  • 3

    The book concentrates on criticisms of stoic theologies.

  • 4

    Life is suffused with a sense of futility and stoic despair.

  • 5

    In the next two books the Stoic school is discussed.

  • 6

    The Captain is the Major's silent, stoic adjutant and bodyguard.

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    The dialogue concentrates on discussion of Stoic and Epicurean theologies.

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    But the stoic Hamilton knew better the penalties for defying convention.

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    Man is never honestly the fatalist, nor even the stoic.

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    He tended to eclecticism and sought to reconcile the Stoics with Aristotle.