Unspeak - definition of unspeak by The Free Dictionary
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tr.v. un·spoke (-spōk′)
, un·spo·ken (-spō′kən)
To retract (something spoken); unsay.
, -spoke or -spoken
an obsolete word for unsay
Past participle: unspoken
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He takes the reader on a tour of political unspeak
that travels across the political map, although his political sympathies, it seems relatively clear, lie with the left.
examines and documents these efforts--then considers how vocabulary is used in public debate, how it's changed over the decades, and how it influences minds.
The absorption and repetition of Unspeak
brings about a tacit acceptance of how these simple words hide meanings far more sinister and works to make the questioning of such hidden issues unspeakable.