Hereafter vs Afterwards - What's the difference?

hereafter | afterwards |


As adverbs the difference between hereafter and afterwards

is that hereafter is in time to come; in some future time or state while afterwards is (temporal location) at a later or succeeding time.

As a noun hereafter

is a future existence or state.

hereafter

English

Adverb

(-)
  • In time to come; in some future time or state.
  • * Dryden:
  • Hereafter he from war shall come.
  • From now on
  • See also

    *

    Noun

  • A future existence or state.
  • Existence after death.
  • * Addison:
  • 'Tis Heaven itself that points out an hereafter .

    Synonyms

    * afterlife

    Derived terms

    * sweet hereafter

    afterwards

    English

    Adverb

    (-)
  • (temporal location) At a later or succeeding time.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2011
  • , date=November 3 , author=Chris Bevan , title=Rubin Kazan 1 - 0 Tottenham , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=Another Karadeniz cross led to Cudicini's first save of the night, with the Spurs keeper making up for a weak punch by brilliantly pushing away Christian Noboa's snap-shot.
    Two more top-class stops followed quickly afterwards , first from Natcho's rasping shot which was heading into the top corner, and then to deny Ryazantsev at his near post.}}

    Synonyms

    * afterward

    Antonyms

    * beforehand