Afterwards vs Hindsight - What's the difference?

afterwards | hindsight |


As an adverb afterwards

is (temporal location) at a later or succeeding time.

As a noun hindsight is

realisation or understanding of the significance and nature of events after they have occurred.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

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

    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