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Related to in retrospect: lacklustre, preliminary, prioritise, sought, supplemental
in retrospectand in hindsight
reconsidering the past with the knowledge one now has. In retrospect, I would have gone to a better college. David realized, in hindsight, that he should have finished school.
looking back on something that happened I think that, in retrospect, we were wrong to insist that she move to an apartment.
Looking backward, reflecting on the past. For example, In retrospect, he regarded his move as the best thing he'd ever done. This idiom employs retrospect in the sense of "a view of the past." [Second half of 1600s]
In looking back on or reviewing the past.