hindsightly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From hindsight +‎ -ly. Compare foresightly.

Adjective[edit]

hindsightly ‎(comparative more hindsightly, superlative most hindsightly)

  1. (rare, nonstandard) Of or pertaining to hindsight; retrospective.
    • 1996, Christine Brooke-Rose, Remake:
      This can't happen all at once, says the nasty piece of perk, the old Houyhnhnm is hindsightly.
    • 2009, Freida Bee, MD, Things Like That are Happening:
      The hindsightly choice is for Michael Moore to privately fund insurance for every uninsured person in the US from the profits from Sicko instead of putting it all into getting Obama elected, [...]

Adverb[edit]

hindsightly ‎(comparative more hindsightly, superlative most hindsightly)

  1. (rare, nonstandard) Retrospectively; in retrospect.
    • 2011, Derek Brenwall, The Need to Achieve:
      My thought process was similar to the theory, but when I realized it, I was hindsightly biased.