- a profound, usually spiritual, transformation; conversion.
Origin of metanoia
Related Words for metanoiaabout-face, alteration, changeover, exchange, flip-flop, flux, growth, innovation, metamorphosis, modification, novelty, passage, passing, permutation, progress, qualification, rebirth, reclamation, reconstruction, reformation
Examples from the Web for metanoia
Historical Examples of metanoia
The Metanoia, the re-directing of my thought, was a thorough and basic change.
I see no way out of all this except as one of us after another reaches the Metanoia, the new point of view as regards God.
1768, "penitence, spiritual conversion," from Greek metanoia "afterthought, repentance," from metanoein "to change one's mind or purpose," from meta- (see meta) + noein "to have mental perception," from noos "mind, thought."