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Definition 1: the outcome of an event especially as relative to an individual - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for aftermath in the sense of this definition

(aftermath is a kind of ...) something that results

"he listened for the results on the radio"

(... is a kind of aftermath ) a practical consequence that follows naturally

"blind jealousy is a frequent corollary of passionate love"

(... is a kind of aftermath ) an outcome (good or bad) that is well deserved and fitting

(... is a kind of aftermath ) the consequence of some effort or action

"he lived long enough to see the fruit of his policies"

(... is a kind of aftermath ) a secondary consequence

(... is a kind of aftermath ) a series of consequences wrought by an event

"it led to a train of disasters"

(... is a kind of aftermath ) a recompense for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoing

"the wages of sin is death" "virtue is its own reward"

Definition 2: the consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event) - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Samples where aftermath or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the aftermath of war
  • in the wake of the accident no one knew how many had been injured

Synonyms for aftermath in the sense of this definition

(aftermath is a kind of ...) a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon

"the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise" "his decision had depressing consequences for business" "he acted very wise after the event"

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