af·​ter·​wis·​dom | \ ˈaf-tər-ˌwiz-dəm \

Definition of afterwisdom

: wisdom after the event : wisdom arrived at when it is too late

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First Known Use of afterwisdom

1820, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for afterwisdom

after- + wisdom

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“Afterwisdom.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 28 January 2020.

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showing steady, earnest care and effort

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