Afterthought Definition

ăftər-thôt
noun
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.
Webster's New World
A thought coming too late, after the occasion for which it was apt.
Webster's New World
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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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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verb
(very rare except in the past tense, possibly nonstandard) To expound as an afterthought.
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Other Word Forms of Afterthought

Noun

Singular:
afterthought
Plural:
afterthoughts

Origin of Afterthought

  • after- +‎ thought

    From Wiktionary

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