second thought

noun

Definition of second thought

: reconsideration or a revised opinion of a previous often hurried decision
  • began to have second thoughts

Examples of second thought in a Sentence

  1. After she agreed to lend him the money, she had second thoughts.

  2. She was having second thoughts about getting married.

  3. He hardly gave it a second thought.

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First Known Use of second thought

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second thought

Definition of second thought for English Language Learners

  • : a feeling of guilt, doubt, worry, etc., that you have after you have decided to do something or after something has happened


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