I am looking for words that mean ''to say something unintentionally''

  • put your foot in your mouth – jxh Dec 3 '19 at 7:02
  • As in “blurt out” or “spill the beans” or “let slip” or as jxh asks, “put your foot in your mouth”? – Jim Dec 3 '19 at 7:36
  • @Jim does blurt also mean to talk without being aware of what you are saying? – Daniel Rigg Dec 4 '19 at 20:37
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    It means to suddenly say something, on impulse, before thinking about whether you should say it. And it is usually only used when, in retrospect, you shouldn't have said it. – Jim Dec 4 '19 at 20:40
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    Suppose your wife just told you she was pregnant but was keeping it a secret. Suppose you are out at dinner with her and her family and her Dad hands her a drink and she starts to drink it. You see this and blurt out, "No! Remember you're pregnant!" as all of her family turns to stare at you. That's blurting out You didn't intend to tell everyone she was pregnant. But you spoke before thinking about the consequences and implications. That's different than saying something with a meaning you didn't intend. But they both amount to saying something unintentionally. – Jim Dec 4 '19 at 21:43

To blurt or "blurt out".

Further to comments to the OP: to "put your foot in your mouth" is to say something embarrassing, and to "spill the beans" is to tell the facts about something (presumably intentionally). To let something slip is to unintentionally reveal a fact which you should have kept secret -- is this the meaning you wanted?

  • please explain more about ''blurt'' and ''blurt out'' – Daniel Rigg Dec 3 '19 at 12:51
  • why do they mean to say something unintentionally? – Daniel Rigg Dec 4 '19 at 6:31
  • Hello? Will you please reply? – Daniel Rigg Dec 4 '19 at 20:48
  • I think Jim has explained "blurt" well in his comments to your OP. I don't have anything more to add on the subject. – Rosie F Dec 5 '19 at 7:01
  • I like to hear your own explanation please – Daniel Rigg Dec 5 '19 at 18:57

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