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AFTERTHOUGHT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does afterthought mean? 

AFTERTHOUGHT (noun)
  The noun AFTERTHOUGHT has 2 senses:

1. thinking again about a choice previously made
2. an addition that was not included in the original plan

  Familiarity information: AFTERTHOUGHT used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


AFTERTHOUGHT (noun)


Sense 1afterthought [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Thinking again about a choice previously made

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

afterthought; rethink; second thought; reconsideration

Context example:

he had second thoughts about his purchase

Hypernyms ("afterthought" is a kind of...):

change of mind; flip-flop; reversal; turnabout; turnaround (a decision to reverse an earlier decision)


Sense 2afterthought [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An addition that was not included in the original plan

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Context example:

the garage was an afterthought

Hypernyms ("afterthought" is a kind of...):

add-on; addition; improver (a component that is added to something to improve it)


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