the endurance of pain or hardship without a display of feelings and without complaint.
The British public, and particularly those in London, have been rightly praised for drawing on reserves of stoicism and endurance.
an ancient Greek school of philosophy founded at Athens by Zeno of Citium. The school taught that virtue, the highest good, is based on knowledge, and that the wise live in harmony with the divine Reason (also identified with Fate and Providence) that governs nature, and are indifferent to the vicissitudes of fortune and to pleasure and pain.
The founder of Stoicism , Zeno of Citium, developed a systematic and elaborate metaphysics, ethics, and epistemology.