[ met-uh-noi-uh ]
See synonyms for metanoia on
  1. a profound, usually spiritual, transformation; conversion.

Origin of metanoia

1870–75; <Greek metánoia change of mind, repentance; see meta-, -noia

Words Nearby metanoia Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use metanoia in a sentence

  • 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.