Definitions for hindsightˈhaɪndˌsaɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. recognition of the nature or requirements of a situation, event, etc., after its occurrence.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hindsight(noun)

    understanding the nature of an event after it has happened

    "hindsight is always better than foresight"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. hindsight(noun)ˈhaɪndˌsaɪt

    the ability to understand sth better after it has happened or been done

    In hindsight they realized it was a risky decision.


  1. hindsight(Noun)

    Realisation or understanding of the significance and nature of events after they have occurred

    When you read "Seven Little Rabbits" at age 6 and read it again 15 years later, the hindsight you've developed in the time between will make you look at and think of the book much differently than you did the first time!

  2. hindsight(Noun)

    The rear sight of a firearm


  1. Hindsight

    Hindsight is the second album by rapper John Reuben, released on May 21, 2002.

Translations for hindsight

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


wisdom or knowledge got only after something (usually bad) has happened

In hindsight, we should have acted differently.

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