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Definition of "afterthought" []

  • An idea, response, or explanation that occurs to one after an event or decision. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "afterthought" in a sentence
  • "December 4th, 2005 at 8: 47 pm wwallace says: afterthought is corrupt and incompetent."
  • "While I wouldn`t use the word afterthought, I was keen to see the media coverage associated with the launch."
  • "I don’t read a lot of books (get your whips out), but I did spend Memorial Day weekend (how appropriate, in afterthought) this year emotionally drained as I slogged through the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Road by Cormac McCarthy (No Country for Old Men)."