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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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 Between her crisp white jacket and perfectly undone blowout, the former actress, who will soon be marrying into the royal family, has been catching the world’s attention not just for her impending status, but her fashion and beauty looks as well. Jillian Ruffo, PEOPLE.com, "How It's Done: Recreate Meghan Markle's Signature Wavy Hairstyle," 15 Feb. 2018 This color spectrum is normally associated with loose, undone styles, but this look is sharp, geometric and almost space-age. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "Gigi Hadid Debuts Hot Pink Hair at NYFW," 9 Feb. 2018 Glitter is still on the scene, and my wish is to see a little more undone quality in makeup. Jane Larkworthy, The Cut, "Wende Zomnir Wants to Undo Your Makeup a Little," 7 Feb. 2018

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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

: defeated or destroyed


un·​done | \ˌən-ˈdən \

Kids Definition of undone

: not done or finished

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