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Definition of hindsight noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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the understanding that you have of a situation only after it has happened and that means you would have done things in a different way With hindsight it is easy to say they should not have released him. What looks obvious in hindsight was not at all obvious at the time. It's easy to criticize with the benefit of hindsight. compare foresight
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: hindsight