afterwit

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Etymology[edit]

From after- +‎ wit.

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afterwit (countable and uncountable, plural afterwits)

  1. Wisdom which comes after the event.
  2. The lack of forethought.
    Antonym: forewit
  3. A good comeback, retort one thinks of only after the end of discussion or after leaving a social gathering.
    Synonyms: l'esprit de l'escalier, staircase wit, (neologism) retrotort

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