As nouns the difference between hindsight and afterthought
is that hindsight
is realisation or understanding of the significance and nature of events after they have occurred while afterthought
is a reflection after an act; a later or subsequent thought, action, or expedient.
As a verb afterthought is
to expound as an afterthought.
Realisation or understanding of the significance and nature of events after they have occurred
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- When you read "
Seven Little Rabbits" at age 6 and read it again 15 years later, the hindsight you've developed in the time between will make you look at and think of the book much differently than you did the first time!
* twenty-twenty hindsight
A reflection after an act; a later or subsequent thought, action, or expedient.
Something additional to the original plan or concept.
- She packed her sandals only as an afterthought , but she was glad she did.
- This whole remodeling was an afterthought , we were only going to paint and call it good.
To expound as an afterthought.