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1. retrospect

noun. ['ˈrɛtrəˌspɛkt'] contemplation of things past.

Synonyms

  • thoughtfulness
  • reflexion
  • reflection
  • contemplation
  • musing

Antonyms

  • thoughtless
  • thoughtful
  • thoughtlessness
  • inconsideration

Etymology

  • retrospectum (Latin)
  • retrospicio (Latin)

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Example sentences of the word retrospect


1. Noun, singular or mass
And, in retrospect, you will remember it that way.

2. Adjective
Those early garage door openers, luxurious as they appeared at the time, were in retrospect fairly primitive.

Quotes containing the word retrospect


1. We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
- Anaïs Nin

2. One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.
- Sigmund Freud

3. Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences.
- J.K. Rowling

2. retrospect

verb. ['ˈrɛtrəˌspɛkt'] look back upon (a period of time, sequence of events); remember.

Synonyms

  • look back
  • review
  • remember

Antonyms

  • tactlessness
  • dissimilitude
  • unlikeness
  • forget

Etymology

  • retrospectum (Latin)
  • retrospicio (Latin)
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