Definition of Anoetic

1. a. Unthinkable.



Definition of Anoetic

1. feeling without understanding [adj]

Medical Definition of Anoetic

1. Lacking the power of comprehension, as in severe and profound levels of mental retardation. Origin: G. Anoesia, from a-priv. + noos, perception (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Anoetic

anodons
anodyne
anodynes
anodynia
anodynic
anodynous
anoeses
anoesis
anoestra
anoestri
anoestrous
anoestrus
anoetic (current term)
anoia
anoikic
anoikis
anoil
anoiled
anoiling
anoils
anoint
anointed
anointeds
anointer

Literary usage of Anoetic

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1. Studies in Philosophical Criticism and Construction by Sydney Herbert Mellone (1897)
"In short, as we have already said, the distinction of formal and material feeling stands or falls with that of noetic and anoetic consciousness ; whatever ..."

2. Analytic Psychology by George Frederick Stout (1896)
"Presentation considered as having an existence relatively independent of thought, may be called Sentience, or anoetic consciousness. ..."

3. Lectures on the Experimental Psychology of the Thought-processes by Edward Bradford Titchener (1909)
"Now the difference in feeling and conation, as between the noetic and the anoetic consciousnesses, is obviously a difference only of degree; ..."

4. The Philosophical System of Antonio Rosmini-Serbati by Antonio Rosmini (1882)
"So long as we know ideal being merely as such, we have only an anoetic knowledge of it; whereas, when we know it as possessing the three attributes of ..."

5. A Study of Lapses by Henry Heath Bawden (1900)
"Lapses we have seen to be products of involuntary attention or subliminal association, what GF Stout calls anoetic or subconscious mental life. ..."

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