What does hindsight mean?

Definitions for hindsightˈhaɪndˌsaɪt

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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"


  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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hindsight in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hindsight in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Billy Wilder:

    Hindsight is always twenty-twenty.

  2. Ben Cheikh:

    In hindsight, I never should have done him this favor.

  3. Manoah Esipisu:

    With the benefit of hindsight, you can always say things could have been done better.

  4. Hein Verbruggen:

    That is a rather cheap shot from people who today have the benefit of 25 years of hindsight.

  5. Army Gen. John Campbell:

    The Afghans is The Afghans, in hindsight, I wish The A-29s would’ve started that years ago.

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