Hindsight vs Afterthought - What's the difference?

hindsight | afterthought |


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.

hindsight

English

(split)

Noun

(-)
  • Realisation or understanding of the significance and nature of events after they have occurred
  • 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!
  • The rear sight of a firearm
  • Antonyms

    * foresight

    Derived terms

    * hindsightly * twenty-twenty hindsight

    afterthought

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A reflection after an act; a later or subsequent thought, action, or expedient.
  • She packed her sandals only as an afterthought , but she was glad she did.
  • Something additional to the original plan or concept.
  • This whole remodeling was an afterthought , we were only going to paint and call it good.

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To expound as an afterthought.