- simple past tense and past participle of unsay.
- not said; thought but not mentioned or discussed; unstated: It was best left unsaid.
Origin of unsaid2
- to withdraw (something said), as if it had never been said; retract.
Origin of unsay
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Examples from the Web for unsaid
The unsaid fact, of course, is that her search must be a Judeo-Christian one.The Good Wife’s Religion Politics: Voters Have No Faith in Alicia's Atheism
November 24, 2014
Unsaid: "We will bail out your banks if they get into trouble."European Finance Ministers Talk Tough About Bank Bailouts. Does It Matter?
March 26, 2013
I had said it, unfortunately, and it could not be unsaid now without many explanations.Kent Knowles: Quahaug
Joseph C. Lincoln
He called this to mind now, but it was already too late; what he had said could not be unsaid.Cossack Fairy Tales and Folk Tales
Masses were unsaid, churches had been stripped of their ornaments.The Rise of the Hugenots, Vol. 1 (of 2)
Henry Martyn Baird
The girl would have given much to have unsaid it, to have given any sort of explanation.The Wind Before the Dawn
Dell H. Munger
Those words were effort enough, and had better have been unsaid.Hopes and Fears
Charlotte M. Yonge
- not said or expressed; unspoken
- (tr) to retract or withdraw (something said or written)
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Word Origin and History for unsaid
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