unsaid

1
[ uhn-sed ]
/ ʌnˈsɛd /

verb

simple past tense and past participle of unsay.

Nearby words

  1. uns,
  2. unsaddle,
  3. unsaddling enclosure,
  4. unsafe,
  5. unsafety,
  6. unsalable,
  7. unsaleable,
  8. unsalted,
  9. unsanctioned,
  10. unsanitary

unsaid

2
[ uhn-sed ]
/ ʌnˈsɛd /

adjective

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 ]
/ ʌnˈseɪ /

verb (used with object), un·said, un·say·ing.

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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British Dictionary definitions for unsaid

unsaid

/ (ʌnˈsɛd) /

adjective

not said or expressed; unspoken

unsay

/ (ʌnˈseɪ) /

verb -says, -saying or -said

(tr) to retract or withdraw (something said or written)
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Word Origin and History for unsaid

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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