afterwit

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From after- +‎ wit.

Noun[edit]

afterwit

  1. Wisdom which comes after the event.
    After-wits are dearly bought, Let thy fore-wit guide thy thought. ― Southwell.
    There is no recalling what’s gone and past; so that afterwit comes too late, when the mischief is done. — L’Estrange
  2. The lack of forethought.
    This week I am fearing afterwit as I create the outline for my next novel ... — Grace Tierney, 2010
    One good forewit is worth two afterwits.Saying/Proverb
  3. A good comeback, retort one thinks of only after the end of discussion or after leaving a social gathering.

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