Retrospect vs Introspect what difference

what is difference between Retrospect and Introspect

English

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin retrōspectum, from retrōspicio (to look back at), equivalent to retro- +‎ -spect Compare review.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɹɛtɹoˌspɛkt/

Noun

retrospect (plural retrospects)

  1. Consideration of past times.
    • 1853, Charlotte Bronte, “Villette”:
      My mind, calmer and stronger now than last night, made for itself some imperious rules, prohibiting under deadly penalties all weak retrospect of happiness past; commanding a patient journeying through the wilderness of the present…
    • 1976, Terry Kay, The Year the Lights Came On, 1989 University of Georgia Press edition, →ISBN, page 298:
      Whether, like Colin, in retrospect Willie Lee and Baptist would feel that what has vanished was greater than what was achieved, is not something we can predict.
    Antonym: prospect

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

retrospect (third-person singular simple present retrospects, present participle retrospecting, simple past and past participle retrospected)

  1. To look or refer back to; to reflect on.
    • 1800: Alexander Hamilton, Letter from Alexander Hamilton, Concerning the Public Conduct and Character of John Adams, Esq. President of the United States – To give a correct idea of the circumstances.., it may be useful to retrospect to an early period.

See also

  • hindsight
  • review

Anagrams

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English

Etymology

intro- +‎ -spect

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɛkt

Verb

introspect (third-person singular simple present introspects, present participle introspecting, simple past and past participle introspected)

  1. (intransitive) To engage in introspection.
  2. (transitive) To look into.
    • 2012, J. R. Mendola, Human Thought
      Second, to say that something is introspectible, that we can introspect it, is not to imply that we are in fact aware of it. What’s more, I haven’t claimed that we even can introspect all the thoughts we have, only that we can introspect that we have two important sorts of thoughts.

Anagrams

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