unsaid

1
[uhn-sed]
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unsaid

2
[uhn-sed]
adjective
  1. not said; thought but not mentioned or discussed; unstated: It was best left unsaid.

Origin of unsaid

2
before 1000; Middle English unsa(i)d, Old English unsǣd; see un-1, said1

unsay

[uhn-sey]
verb (used with object), un·said, un·say·ing.
  1. to withdraw (something said), as if it had never been said; retract.

Origin of unsay

First recorded in 1425–75, unsay is from the late Middle English word unsayen. See un-2, say1
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unsaid

adjective
  1. not said or expressed; unspoken

unsay

verb -says, -saying or -said
  1. (tr) to retract or withdraw (something said or written)
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Word Origin and History for unsaid
adj.

Old English unsæd, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of say. Cf. Middle Dutch ongeseit, German ungesagt, Old Norse usagðr.

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