Definition of undone in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌənˈdən/
past participle of undo.


1Not tied or fastened: the top few buttons of his shirt were undone
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  • The Walrus interrupted me at every possible opportunity, didn't listen to anything I said, sponged a coffee from me and sat there with his vast belly showing through an undone button in his shirt.
  • In Athol and in Kensington, I see some houses that have been empty so long their curtains have given up holding on, have come undone thread by thread.
  • He is trying to compete with David's undone buttons.
2Not done or finished: he had left his homework undone
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  • Teachers who don't pull their weight in the system dump their undone work onto teachers who are competent, making it almost impossible for those teachers to be optimally effective.
  • The guys' pad has food scraps as decoration and stacks of undone dishes.
  • We had great warm evenings for sitting out late and it was really relaxing without any means of doing those undone tasks at home.
unfinished, incomplete, half-done, unaccomplished, unfulfilled, unconcluded;
omitted, neglected, disregarded, ignored;
remaining, outstanding, deferred, pending, on ice
3 formal or humorous (Of a person) ruined by a disastrous or devastating setback or reverse: I am undone!
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  • And that makes me want to run around screaming and drooling on myself simultaneously to add to my disheveled, undone self.
  • He felt completely undone knowing that they disapproved of him.
done for, finished, ruined, destroyed, doomed, lost, defeated, beaten
informal washed up, toast

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Syllabification: un·done

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