Pronounced: ek-suh-TER-ick, adj
Notes: This word has a relationship to the better-known esoteric (more tomorrow)
The word metanoia means “a profound transformation in one’s outlook”
This word showed up in English in the late 1500s
Background / Comments
The word comes from Greek metanoia (a change of mind), which comes from metanoein (to change one’s mind). I think we tend to use the phrase “a wake-up call” to mean a metanoia. Anyway, it’s a word I hope to remember and find a use for.