hindsight

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noun hind·sight \ˈhīn(d)-ˌsīt\

Definition of hindsight

  1. :  perception of the nature of an event after it has happened In hindsight, it's clear there were alternatives. Hindsight is twenty-twenty.

Examples of hindsight in a sentence

  1. It's easy for us to say that the war was wrong, but we have the advantage of hindsight.

1866

First Known Use of hindsight

1866



HINDSIGHT Defined for English Language Learners

hindsight

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noun hind·sight \ˈhīn(d)-ˌsīt\

Definition of hindsight for English Language Learners

  • : the knowledge and understanding that you have about an event only after it has happened


HINDSIGHT Defined for Kids

hindsight

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noun hind·sight \ˈhīnd-ˌsīt\

Definition of hindsight for Students

  1. :  understanding of something only after it has happened



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