Pronunciation: (stō'ik),[key] —adj. 1. of or pertaining to the school of philosophy founded by Zeno, who taught that people should be free from passion, unmoved by joy or grief, and submit without complaint to unavoidable necessity.
2. (l.c.) stoical.
—n. 1. a member or adherent of the Stoic school of philosophy.
2. (l.c.) a person who maintains or affects the mental attitude advocated by the Stoics.