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dianoetic

[ dahy-uh-noh-et-ik ]

adjective

  1. pertaining to dianoia.


dianoetic

/ ˌdaɪənəʊˈɛtɪk /

adjective

  1. of or relating to thought, esp to discursive reasoning rather than intuition Compare discursive


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Other Words From

  • dia·no·eti·cal·ly adverb

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Word History and Origins

Origin of dianoetic1

1670–80; < Greek dianoētik ( ós ), equivalent to diáno ( ia ) dianoia + -ē- thematic vowel + -tikos -tic

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Word History and Origins

Origin of dianoetic1

C17: from Greek dianoētikos, from dianoia the thinking process, an opinion, from dia- + noein to think

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Example Sentences

Virtues are divided into ethical and intellectual (dianoetic); and so are the contrary vices.

But the aim is after all the life of the intellect, and the "dianoetic" virtues are superior to the practical.

On this double requirement he founded two kinds of virtue, the intellectual (dianoetic) and the practical.

Happiness, therefore, consists in the combination of dianoetic and ethical virtues.

These intellectual virtues are called by Aristotle dianoetic.

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