undoable

adjective
un·​do·​able | \ ˌən-ˈdü-ə-bəl How to pronounce undoable (audio) , ˈən- \

Definition of undoable

1 : impossible to do : not doable a theoretical approach that proved to be undoable in practice
2 : able to be reversed or undone : possible to undo Nearly everything you can do to an image is undoable. In fact, you can usually undo a substantial number of the most recent things you did, if you decide that they're misguided.— Bill Rosoman

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Examples of undoable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To do justice to his achievements, to measure his contributions to fashion, to contain so many indelible memories of such a complex talent into a single narrative is an overwhelmingly undoable task. Sarah Mower, Vogue, 25 Apr. 2021 Like most people his age, Blinken, as a pre-Internet kid, presumably has his fair share of non-undoable but hard-to-dig-up juvenilia. Nick Paumgarten, The New Yorker, 7 Dec. 2020 This finicky work—sometimes transposing a hold by an inch, or rotating it by a few degrees, turning a move from undoable to easy—lasted into the night and continued the next morning. The Economist, 18 Dec. 2019 Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Friday argued that a Chernobyl-style cover-up is undoable now due to fast and multi-sourced information. Fox News, 26 Aug. 2019 Peskov argued that a Chernobyl-style cover-up is undoable now due to fast and multi-sourced information. Vladimir Isachenkov, chicagotribune.com, 23 Aug. 2019 Peskov argued that a Chernobyl-style cover-up is undoable now due to fast and multi-sourced information. Washington Post, 23 Aug. 2019 So unclench your muscles and commit to melting your own heart in the face of the seemingly undoable and unfeelable. Bess Matassa, Teen Vogue, 11 Aug. 2018 That history of doing the undoable gives Republicans pause about simply walking away from Trump. Chris Cillizza, CNN, 15 May 2017

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First Known Use of undoable

1865, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Undoable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undoable. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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