Henceforth vs Afterward - What's the difference?

henceforth | afterward |


As adverbs the difference between henceforth and afterward

is that henceforth is (formal) from now on; from this time on while afterward is (us) subsequently to some other action.

henceforth

English

Adverb

(-)
  • (formal) From now on; from this time on.
  • * William Shakespeare, Macbeth , Act I, scene II:
  • My thanes and kinsmen,/'Henceforth be earls, the first that ever Scotland /In such an honour named
    I will try to do a better job, henceforth , now that I know the proper technique!

    Synonyms

    * henceforward

    afterward

    English

    Adverb

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

    * afterwardness

    Synonyms

    * (Commonwealth English ) afterwards

    Antonyms

    * beforehand

    See also

    * afterword