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second thoughts Line breaks: sec¦ond thoughts
(US also second thought)

Definition of second thoughts in English:

plural noun

A change of opinion or resolve reached after considering something again: on second thoughts, perhaps he was right
More example sentences
  • So you have no second thoughts about this proposal to create this intelligence czar?
  • I wasn't exactly keen, but my husband wanted to go, though we did have second thoughts when they had to screw the door shut.
  • On second thoughts, senior police probably will turn up - to arrest the protesters.
rethink, reconsider, review, revise, re-examine, re-evaluate, reassess, reappraise, think better of, think over, take another look at, look at in a different light, have another think about;
change, alter, modify;
think again, think twice, review one's position, come round, change one's mind
suspicion, distrust, mistrust, lack of faith, lack of confidence, diffidence;
trepidation, scepticism, worry, unease, uneasiness, anxiety, apprehension, uncertainty, niggle, disquiet, disquietude, hesitation, hesitance, hesitancy

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