- to withdraw (something said), as if it had never been said; retract.
Origin of unsay
Related Words for unsaysuspend, cancel, dismiss, withdraw, annul, revoke, backtrack, repudiate, contradict, renounce, disavow, renege, retract, disown, rescind, deny, repeal, reverse, recant, bar
Examples from the Web for unsay
Contemporary Examples of unsay
Thus Foley massaged a deal with the first George Bush to unsay his 1988 pledge: "Read my lips- no new taxes."The Indispensible Nancy Pelosi
March 25, 2014
Historical Examples of unsay
Ray smiled, quite as if he did not think so, but would not unsay it for anything.
She cannot unsay what she said, and I cannot undo what I have done.Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard
She must see him again—now—this minute; hear him unsay that awful thing.The Secret of the Storm Country
Grace Miller White
It was now too late to unsay the words, but not too late to mislead his hearers.The Buffalo Runners
Let him unsay it, and choose whether he 'll apologize or not, and I'll treat him accordingly.Evan Harrington, Complete
- (tr) to retract or withdraw (something said or written)