Definition of "second-guess" [second-guess]

  • (verb-transitive) To criticize or correct after an outcome is known.
  • (verb-transitive) To outguess.
  • (verb-transitive) To predict or anticipate: "She can second-guess indictments” ( Scott Turow).
  • (verb-intransitive) To criticize a decision after its outcome is known.

Use "second-guess" in a sentence

  • "But I think an even better idea is to get rid of the save altogether, that way we can all be shocked and appalled, but nobody has to second-guess a decision or make Casey feel like crap that he's still there and that perhaps the best vocalist in the competition has gone home."
  • "Worse, we may acknowledge them but then second-guess and quickly bury them."
  • "Knicks team president Donnie Walsh said last summer he will "second-guess myself forever " on the deal."

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