Definition of unsay in English:


Line breaks: un¦say
Pronunciation: /ʌnˈseɪ

verb (unsays, unsaying; past and past participle unsaid)

[with object]
Withdraw or retract (a statement): once something has been said, it cannot be unsaid I cannot unsay it now
More example sentences
  • Despite much mature retrospection, I can't unsay those mean comments to Mom, undo what 18 years of smoking did to my lungs, nor unwrite the cringe-inducing history of my high school social life.
  • I realised that I could get away with unsaying those words.
  • Because once everything's been said about a subject what is left for new writers but the pleasure of unsaying it all?

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