"William," croaked Peggy, "this is dumb! It's the gaudiest thing since the carnival came to town. It's silly. And unnecessarily noetic, and" — she hiccoughed; I gave her a hefty whack on her back — "wonderful!"
-- Charles R. Johnson, Oxherding Tale, 1982
Tory and I were "Noeties" — noetic counselors and counseling supervisors with the Institute of Noetic Technology.
-- John Dalmas, The Reality Matrix, 1986
From the Greek noētikós meaning "intelligent," noetic has been used by English speakers since the mid-1600s.