aftermind

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From after- +‎ mind.

Noun[edit]

aftermind (plural afterminds)

  1. A new or changed way of thinking, often as a result of repentance; a renewed mind.
    • 1862, William Henry Krause, Lectures delivered in Bethesda chapel, Dublin: Volume 2:
      Now, brethren, what we want you to mark is this, repentance is not the gushing forth of tears from the fountain of a man's head, under the pressure of calamity; but true repentance is an aftermind, as the word in the Greek literally signifies — a new mind, a turning of the heart to God.
    • 1971, Irving Stone, The passions of the mind: a novel of Sigmund Freud:
      [...] one respected journal for advocating cocaine as a medicine without realizing that it could become an addictive drug; and somewhere, deep in the recesses of his aftermind, he knew this charge to be partly true.