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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - (philosophy) the philosophical system of the school that follows the teachings of the ancient Greek philosopher Zeno. Also: Patience and calmness when bad things happen to you.

Usage examples (33)
  • Marcus is a remarkable young man and goes about his daily life with great stoicism.
  • It must have been a lesson in stoicism to withstand them!
  • England is fighting heroically, stoically; but her stoicism is a vital mistake.
  • The dictionary defines the word 'stoicism' as the 'indifference to pleasure or pain' or for more
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