- Often second thoughts. reservation about a previous action, position, decision, judgment, or the like: He had second thoughts about his decision.
- on second thought, after reconsideration: On second thought, I don't think I'll go.
Origin of second thought
First recorded in 1625–35
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Related Words for second thoughtsafterthought, disillusion, reservation, review, arriere-pensee, rethinking
- (usually plural) a revised opinion or idea on a matter already considered
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