- an idea, explanation, part, etc. coming or added later
- a thought coming too late, after the occasion for which it was apt
- An example of an afterthought is when someone considers a person's feelings as a result of something said at an event, much after there is any chance to rectify it.
- An example of an afterthought is the realization that a card was not purchased to go with a present.
- An example of an afterthought is a built addition of a bathroom to a house.
The definition of an afterthought is a consideration that happens later, following a main event or a situation, or something that was not previously considered.
An idea, response, or explanation that occurs to one after an event or decision.
(third-person singular simple present afterthoughts, present participle afterthoughting, simple past and past participle afterthoughted)
- (very rare except in the past tense, possibly nonstandard) To expound as an afterthought.
after- + thought
- While you'll no doubt find plenty of simple robes which are more functional than fashionable, robes don't have to be a post-shower afterthought.
- All too often, the wedding program is an afterthought, run off at the last minute on an office printer, usually black and white on cardstock.
- However, you should not wait longer than one month after the ceremony so the announcements do not seem to be an afterthought on your part.
- I still feel myself drawn to vegetables and the protein (if present) feels like an afterthought or I use a pork product for the seasoning effect on vegetables.
- So, while lingerie may be an afterthought to Armani, Lauren and Cavalli, it is the first and sometimes only thought to Natori and Evans.