Word Of The Week #1

Word Of the Week (WOW) is a weekly meme created by Heena Rathore P. It’s a fun way to improve your vocabulary by learning new words every week. wowIf you want to participate then simply do a post with your WORD and leave the link to your post as a comment on my WOW post (like this one.)

This week’s word is:


Word: Metanoia

Part Of Speech: Noun

Pronunciation: meh-tah-Noy-ah


The journey of changing one’s mind, heart, self or way of life.


Change in one’s way of life resulting from penitence or spiritual conversion.

Synonyms: Conversion, Transformation, Change, Alteration and Rebirth.

Antonyms: Stagnation, Idleness and Sameness.

Word Origin:  Greek, from metanoein ‘change one’s mind’ 

It’s use in a sentence: “what he demanded of people was metanoia, repentance, a complete change of heart”

I hope you guys like this word and hope it’s useful to you in some or the other way!

26 responses to “Word Of The Week #1”

  1. I love this idea! What a way to expand our vocabulary in a fun, constructive way. Thanks, Heena!

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    1. Thanks a lot Rob! I’m glad that you liked the idea! 🙂

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  2. Well I for one have never heard the word Metanoia before, interesting! Thank you Heena, I have a love of language so will put this word to good use as soon as I get a chance.

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    1. I’m so happy that this post is being so useful! 🙂
      I had second thoughts about this word before posting it, but I’m glad I went ahead with it!

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  3. Of very good use for my posts! Great idea, Heena!

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    1. Thanks Erika 🙂
      I’m happy that you found this word useful 🙂

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      1. Absolutely! I really think this is a great idea, since this is such an international platform.

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  4. Great word and I feel it would also make a great character name 🙂

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    1. Thanks and now that you mention it, even I think it will make a good name for a character!
      You have any ideas as to what should be that character’s personality? I guess Metanoia will have to have some really crazy and weird issues! lol! 😉
      What say?


      1. Free spirited, wise but not in the usual way. A character that, like you say, clearly has some issues but sometimes they are not clear. Appears lost but really is not, and the great thing about it is the name could be for someone who is completely gender neutral which like the name goes quite well.

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        1. Hahahah! You’ve really given Metanoia a thought! (though I’m starting to feel that the word feels like a mental disease!)
          OMG, I guess we’re really tearing this word piece by piece apart! lol! 😉


  5. What a terrific idea. Now, if I could just remember the words.

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    1. Thanks Meredith!
      Yea… same here 🙂


    1. Thanks! I’m glad you liked it 🙂


      1. Yes! Now, I would say it all the time, but…I keep forgetting how to pronounce it!

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        1. Hmmm… I guess I can help with that! Visit this link, it’s the pronunciation of Metanoia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3W6ovd0jGVM


  6. That’s cool word actually and now I know the meaning. Thanks so much for this info. I think it is great idea to post this regularly – looking forward to read more 😉 ❤

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    1. Thanks! I’m glad that Word Of The Week is getting liked by everyone! 😀
      hope fully I’ll be posting more words per week than the decided one word! lol 😉

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  7. Such a useful word! Congrats for pulling this meme off so successfully! 🙂
    Very proud of you ❤

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  8. I didn’t know this word before, thanks for sharing! I really love your idea for this meme. I normally don’t really do memes, but I really like this one, so when I have a little more time I am going to participate 🙂 Words are just so interesting and so much fun!

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    1. Thanks Bregje! I’m glad you liked it.
      And you are more than welcome to participate.
      And yea… words are indeed interesting… they are the heart of our posts! 🙂


  9. Nice post! I’d never heard of this word before, but it’s a fitting first word. 🙂

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    1. Thanks Molly!
      Based on your comment, my purpose is served here 😀


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