Thinking vs Incogitancy - What's the difference?

thinking | incogitancy |

As nouns the difference between thinking and incogitancy

is that thinking is gerund of think while incogitancy is a lack of thought or thinking.

As a verb thinking

is .




  • Gerund of think.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-03, volume=408, issue=8847, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= The machine of a new soul , passage= But how the neurons are organised in these lobes and ganglia remains obscure. Yet this is the level of organisation that does the actual thinking —and is, presumably, the seat of consciousness.}}

    Derived terms

    * critical thinking * thinking man * wishful thinking


  • *, chapter=5
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=He was thinking ; but the glory of the song, the swell from the great organ, the clustered lights, […], the height and vastness of this noble fane, its antiquity and its strength—all these things seemed to have their part as causes of the thrilling emotion that accompanied his thoughts.}}






  • A lack of thought or thinking.
  • * Glanvill
  • 'Tis folly and incogitancy to argue anything, one way or the other, from the designs of a sort of beings with whom we so little communicate.
  • * 1793 June 9, Thomas Jefferson, letter to James Madison:
  • The motion of my blood no longer keeps time with the tumult of the world. It leads me to seek for happiness in the lap and love of my family, in the society of my neighbors & my books, in the wholesome occupations of my farm & my affairs, in an interest or affection in every bud that opens, in every breath that blows around me, in an entire freedom of rest or motion, of thought or incogitancy , owing account to myself alone of my hours & actions.


    * oblivion