Thought vs Incogitancy - What's the difference?

thought | incogitancy |

As nouns the difference between thought and incogitancy

is that thought is form created in the mind, rather than the forms perceived through the five senses; an instance of thinking while incogitancy is a lack of thought or thinking.

As a verb thought

is (think).



Alternative forms

* (l) (archaic)


(wikipedia thought) (en noun)
  • Form created in the mind, rather than the forms perceived through the five senses; an instance of thinking.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=8 , passage=I corralled the judge, and we started off across the fields, in no very mild state of fear of that gentleman's wife, whose vigilance was seldom relaxed. And thus we came by a circuitous route to Mohair, the judge occupied by his own guilty thoughts , and I by others not less disturbing.}}
  • * , 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 .}}
  • (uncountable) The process by which such forms arise or are manipulated; thinking.
  • * (Paul Fix)
  • The only reason some people get lost in thought is because it’s unfamiliar territory.
  • A way of thinking (associated with a group, nation or region).
  • Derived terms

    * afterthought * collect one's thoughts * gather one's thoughts * food for thought * on second thoughts * perish the thought * thoughtful * thought leader * thoughtless * thought shower * thoughtlet


  • (think)
  • 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