Aftermath vs Afterward - What's the difference?

aftermath | afterward |


As a noun aftermath

is (obsolete|or farmers' jargon) a second mowing; the grass which grows after the first crop of hay in the same season.

As an adverb afterward is

(us) subsequently to some other action.

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aftermath

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (obsolete, or farmers' jargon) A second mowing; the grass which grows after the first crop of hay in the same season.
  • That which happens after, that which follows. Has a strongly negative connotation in most contexts, implying a preceding catastrophe.
  • In contrast to most projections of the aftermath of nuclear war, in this there is no rioting or looting.

    afterward

    English

    Adverb

    (-)
  • (US) subsequently to some other action
  • Derived terms

    * afterwardness

    Synonyms

    * (Commonwealth English ) afterwards

    Antonyms

    * beforehand

    See also

    * afterword