undoable

adjective

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

Examples of undoable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This obviously isn’t undoable in a vacuum. Vincent Frank, Forbes, 7 Mar. 2023 That's my job — to try to do the undoable. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, 19 May 2021 Another thing that might be politically undoable involves your final question about the future of money in the book, which involves something called modern monetary theory—yet another way in which money might evolve. IEEE Spectrum, 13 Oct. 2020 The Exercise Dress has done the undoable. Jorie Nicole McDonald, Southern Living, 15 Sep. 2020 And other ideas will prove undoable. Ryan D'agostino, Popular Mechanics, 4 July 2020 That sounds completely undoable. Guest Blogger, Discover Magazine, 7 Aug. 2012 Under the new wage rules, guides on these trips would need to be paid overtime for their labor, which could make these longer trips undoable due to overhead costs. Heather Hansman, Outside Online, 15 June 2022 To save those restaurants and give those homebound families some space, city planners did something that had been unthinkable, or at least undoable. Adam Rogers, Wired, 30 Dec. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1865, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of undoable was in 1865

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“Undoable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undoable. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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