Stoicism

  • 1 Stoicism — Stoicism, a school of Hellenistic philosophy, was founded in Athens by Zeno of Citium in the early third century BC. It concerns the active relationship between cosmic determinism and human freedom, and the belief that it is virtuous to maintain… …

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  • 2 STOICISM — STOICISM, one of the influential post Socratic philosophies of antiquity, founded by the Hellenized Phoenician Zeno (335–263 B.C.E.). It was popular with Roman jurists and became a major ingredient in Greco Roman rhetorical culture. As such it… …

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  • 3 stoicism — STOICÍSM s.n. 1. Curent filozofic în Grecia şi Roma antică, care conţinea elemente materialiste în ceea ce priveşte problema cunoaşterii şi care în domeniul eticii susţinea că oamenii trebuie să trăiască potrivit raţiunii, să renunţe la pasiuni… …

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  • 4 Stoicism — Sto i*cism, n. [Cf. F. sto[ i]cisme.] 1. The opinions and maxims of the Stoics. [1913 Webster] 2. A real or pretended indifference to pleasure or pain; insensibility; impassiveness. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 5 stoicism — index continence, discipline (obedience), longanimity, resignation (passive acceptance), sufferance, tolerance Burton s Legal Thesaur …

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  • 6 stoicism — 1620s, from Mod.L. stoicismus, from L. stoicus (see STOIC (Cf. stoic)) …

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  • 7 stoicism — *impassivity, phlegm, apathy, stolidity (see under IMPASSIVE) Analogous words: *fortitude, grit, backbone, pluck, guts, sand: detachment, aloofness, indifference, unconcernedness or unconcern (see corresponding adjectives at INDIFFERENT) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 Stoicism — [stō′i siz΄əm] n. 1. the philosophical system of the Stoics 2. [s ] indifference to pleasure or pain; stoical behavior; impassivity SYN. PATIENCE …

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  • 9 Stoicism — /stoh euh siz euhm/, n. 1. a systematic philosophy, dating from around 300 B.C., that held the principles of logical thought to reflect a cosmic reason instantiated in nature. 2. (l.c.) conduct conforming to the precepts of the Stoics, as… …

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  • 10 Stoicism — Stoicism1 Brad Inwood 1 FROM SOCRATES TO ZENO More than eighty years passed between the death of Socrates in 399 BC and the arrival in Athens of Zeno in 312. Athenian society had undergone enormous upheavals, both political and social. The Greek… …

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  • 11 Stoicism — A unified logical, physical, and moral philosophy, taking its name from the stoa poikile or painted porch in Athens where Stoic doctrine was taught. The first recognized Stoic was Zeno of Citium, who founded the school c. 300 BC. Other early… …

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  • 12 stoicism — n. to display stoicism * * * [ stəʊɪsɪz(ə)m] to display stoicism …

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  • 13 stoicism — [[t]sto͟ʊɪsɪzəm[/t]] N UNCOUNT (approval) Stoicism is stoical behaviour. [FORMAL] They bore their plight with stoicism and fortitude …

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  • 14 stoicism — [ stəʊɪsɪz(ə)m] noun 1》 stoical behaviour. 2》 (Stoicism) an ancient Greek school of philosophy which taught that it is wise to remain indifferent to the vicissitudes of fortune and to pleasure and pain …

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  • 15 stoicism — noun she accepted her sufferings with remarkable stoicism Syn: patience, forbearance, resignation, fortitude, endurance, acceptance, tolerance, phlegm Ant: intolerance …

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  • 16 Stoicism —    The Stoics took their name from the Stoa or porch in Athens where they taught. The founder of the Stoical school in c. 300 bce was Zeno of Citium; it was developed by Cleanthes (after whom a character in Hume s Dialogues was named) and… …

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  • 17 stoicism — n. 1 the philosophy of the Stoics. 2 (stoicism) a stoical attitude …

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  • 18 Stoicism — n. 1 the philosophy of the Stoics. 2 (stoicism) a stoical attitude …

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  • 19 stoicism — noun Date: 1626 1. capitalized the philosophy of the Stoics 2. indifference to pleasure or pain ; impassiveness …

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  • 20 stoicism — noun /ˈstoʊɪsɪzəm/ School of philosophy during the Roman Empire that emphasized reason as a means of understanding the natural state of things, or logos, and as a means of freeing oneself from emotional distress …

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