undone

adjective

un·​done ˌən-ˈdən How to pronounce undone (audio)
: not done : not performed or finished

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Example Sentences

There were still some tasks left undone.
Recent Examples on the Web Over the last four decades, even when Congress referred such an instance of alleged contempt of Congress to the Justice Department for prosecution, they were rarely charged, and those that did lead to convictions or pleas came undone. Spencer S. Hsu, Washington Post, 16 July 2022 Over the last four decades - even when Congress referred such an instance of alleged contempt of Congress to the Justice Department for prosecution - they were rarely charged, and those that did lead to convictions or pleas came undone. Devlin Barrett And Spencer S. Hsu, Anchorage Daily News, 16 July 2022 Some of the strength is starting to come undone as companies like Shopify Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. either cut jobs or freeze hiring amid economic uncertainty. Jordan Yadoo, Fortune, 2 Aug. 2022 The knot in the bag is undone, and the fish is tipped into his mouth, his face splashed. Han Ong, The New Yorker, 18 July 2022 Unfortunately, one good blip on the stock chart hasn’t undone Tesla’s abysmal year, as shares remain down nearly 42% since January. Q.ai - Powering A Personal Wealth Movement, Forbes, 6 July 2022 Fourteen months later, the book was done and its author was utterly undone. Lauren Mcbrayer, Vogue, 21 June 2022 His tongue plush on the roof of my mouth, our names undone. Mary Karr, The New Yorker, 13 June 2022 The ties binding Russia’s economy to the West, now coming undone, go back decades — sometimes more than a century. Ivan Nechepurenko, BostonGlobe.com, 12 June 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of undone was in the 14th century

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“Undone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undone. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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undone

adjective
un·​done ˌən-ˈdən How to pronounce undone (audio)
: not done or finished

Last Updated: 17 Aug 2022

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