un·​done | \ ˌən-ˈdən \

Definition of undone

: not done : not performed or finished

Examples of undone in a Sentence

There were still some tasks left undone.

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Markle and Prince Harry were back on their joint royal outing grind, and Markle's hair had made its triumphant return to her now-famous low, slightly undone bun. Andrea Park, Glamour, "Meghan Markle Brought Back Her Wedding Hair For Her First Trip to Sussex," 3 Oct. 2018 But more importantly, Meghan's hair made a triumphant return to her now-famous low, slightly undone bun. Andrea Park, Allure, "Meghan Markle Wears A Bun that Looks Just Like Her Wedding Hair," 3 Oct. 2018 Lady Gaga's natural, undone look on the Vogue cover mimics that of her on-screen character in A Star Is Born; and in fact, going makeup-free actually helped her get the role. Zoë Weiner, Teen Vogue, "Lady Gaga Covers the “Vogue” October Issue Wearing $50 of Drugstore Makeup," 11 Sep. 2018 Uma Thurman, Amanda Seyfried, Sza, Katherine Langford, Diane Kruger, Sienna Miller and Selena Gomez focused on the heavenly aspect of the night’s theme, donning ethereal makeup and soft, slightly undone hair. Melissa Magsaysay, latimes.com, "At the Met Gala, stars show off their saintly side with classic looks. Here are 6 major beauty trends," 8 May 2018 Here’s why: Court rulings have weakened or undone Republican gerrymanders in Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina and Florida. New York Times, "What to Keep in Mind When Thinking About the Midterms," 26 Apr. 2018 The police dash cam video was difficult to watch; Woods looked to be a man completely undone. Christine Brennan, USA TODAY, "Tiger Woods is back and he's a favorite at the Masters, nothing short of a miracle," 3 Apr. 2018 From her soft, undone waves to her natural makeup, Meghan Markle’s beauty routine appears to be effortless. Jillian Ruffo, PEOPLE.com, "Meghan Markle Loves This Lipstick (and It's Inspired by a Possible Royal Wedding Guest)," 27 Mar. 2018 Does it elicit a perfectly undone touch of cool or a woefully immature attempt at reclaimed youth? Kerry Pieri, Harper's BAZAAR, "Can Adult Women Wear Hair Bows?," 7 Nov. 2013

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First Known Use of undone

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of undone

: not fastened or tied
: not done : unfinished
old-fashioned : defeated or destroyed


un·​done | \ ˌən-ˈdən \

Kids Definition of undone

: not done or finished

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