unsay

[uhn-sey]

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

to withdraw (something said), as if it had never been said; retract.

Nearby words

  1. unsaturated fats,
  2. unsaturated fatty acid,
  3. unsavory,
  4. unsavoury,
  5. unsavvy,
  6. unsayable,
  7. unscathed,
  8. unscented,
  9. unscheduled,
  10. unschooled

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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unsay

verb -says, -saying or -said

(tr) to retract or withdraw (something said or written)
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