- a systematic philosophy, dating from around 300 b.c., that held the principles of logical thought to reflect a cosmic reason instantiated in nature.
- (lowercase) conduct conforming to the precepts of the Stoics, as repression of emotion and indifference to pleasure or pain.
Origin of Stoicism
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Examples from the Web for stoicism
Without overshadowing his talented counterparts, Cedar commands the stage with a meticulous mix of stoicism and candor.The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson (And Tolstoy and Dickens)
October 26, 2014
Stoicism has an appeal for anyone who faces uncertainty–that is, for all of us.Obama the Stoic
October 1, 2012
There are no first, second, and third prizes for stoicism or grief.Gabrielle Giffords' Difficult Path Back From a Brain Injury
January 12, 2011
The broader point is that we need, constantly, to recalibrate our bandwidth of stoicism.Stop Punishing Fliers
December 28, 2009
For Democrats, election-day heavy heartedness, the loser's stoicism, had become a way of life.The Capital Goes Nuts
November 6, 2008
And that day all his stoicism went down before Sidney's letter.
Then she found that it was only stoicism, resignation, that they had learned.
But that was mere feeling; the stoicism of his thought could not be disturbed by this or any other failure.The Secret Agent
He had schooled himself to a semblance of stoicism when he reached his office.The Education of Eric Lane
After all, he possessed the stoicism proper to his desperate trade.Captain Blood
- indifference to pleasure and pain
- (capital) the philosophy of the Stoics
Word Origin and History for stoicism
1620s, from Modern Latin stoicismus, from Latin stoicus (see stoic).