Afterthought meaning

ăftər-thôt
A thought coming too late, after the occasion for which it was apt.
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A reflection after an act; a later or subsequent thought, action, or expedient.

She packed her sandals only as an afterthought, but she was glad she did.

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(very rare except in the past tense, possibly nonstandard) To expound as an afterthought.
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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 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.

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An idea, response, or explanation that occurs to one after an event or decision.
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An idea, explanation, part, etc. coming or added later.
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Something additional to the original plan or concept.

This whole remodeling was an afterthought, we were only going to paint and call it good.

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Origin of afterthought

  • after- +‎ thought

    From Wiktionary