Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To retract (something said).

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To recant or recall after having been said; retract; take back: as, to unsay one's words.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To recant or recall, as what has been said; to refract; to take back again; to make as if not said.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To withdraw, retract (something said).
  • verb To not have said (since this is physically impossible usually in the subjunctive, as I wish I could unsay).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb take back what one has said

Etymologies

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From un- +‎ say.

Examples

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  • ...and since he thought it necessary to tell the people below anything about me, I insisted that he should unsay all he had said, and tell them the truth.

    Clarissa Harlowe to Anna Howe, Clarissa by Samuel Richardson

    December 10, 2007

  • Hmmm. Could also be sun in Pig Latin.

    July 5, 2008