Afterthought is a term that is often used in conversation to refer to something that was not thought of before. It can also be used to describe an idea or plan that was not originally part of the discussion.

  • The afterthought was that they should invite the other team too.

  • The afterthought was that they should play the game on Saturday instead of Sunday.

Definition of afterthought


thinking again about a choice previously made


reconsideration, rethink, second thought


an addition that was not included in the original plan

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Example Sentences for afterthought

  • 1

    But the music is an afterthought.

  • 2

    The Gallant addition was an afterthought.

  • 3

    The War on Terror is an afterthought.

  • 4

    The forums were an afterthought.

  • 5

    The other change was an afterthought.

  • 6

    The mention of Bayesianism was clearly an afterthought.

  • 7

    Wins and losses were an afterthought to the Chancellor.

  • 8

    The gold plating, an afterthought, was added in the Qing Dynasty.

  • 9

    The boy believes that now is more important than afterthought.

  • 10

    As an afterthought, I just added the bold emphasis to the above suggestion.