Definition of undone in English:


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  • 1Not tied or fastened.

    ‘the top few buttons of his shirt were undone’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Her undone dark hair falls across brown eyes that are direct and intelligent.’
    • ‘Now Rod Stewart has gone subtle and chosen an undone tie to mark his move into Sinatra territory.’
    • ‘Even from where I stood, I could see a few undone buttons.’
    • ‘The sound of his heels on the wooden planks was a sturdy percussion, mixed in perfect time to the heavy rubbing of his sheath, and the jangle of the undone belts of his coat.’
    • ‘There are dark black fishnets underneath the white dress shirt, his tie's undone and the school blazer's lying in a crumpled heap on the floor.’
    • ‘Alex took the stairs two at a time, careful not to split her red and black uniformed skirt, a few buttons at her collared white shirt undone due to the heat.’
    • ‘For the latter, there are numerous shots of Barrymore and Diaz with plunging necklines and undone buttons.’
    • ‘My raven black hair was held back in a messy high ponytail that was nearly coming undone due to the ungodly humidity of that state.’
    • ‘This can be done with a cute cardigan or blazer with undone buttons; this look will also lengthen your shape.’
    • ‘He is energy itself dressed in increasingly undone whites.’
    • ‘Qiara began to chew thoughtfully and play with the undone laces of her Converse All-Stars.’
    • ‘The shirt was that little bit too pink, there was one button too many left carefully-casually undone and the tan was a shade and a half too dark.’
    • ‘The top two buttons are undone and sleek pants and black shoes complete his ensemble.’
    • ‘Jennifer sat on her bed, pulling the zippers up and down, as if the answer would pop out of the undone zipper.’
    • ‘With no shoulders, the top is held in place by a black neck strap shaped exactly like an undone bow tie.’
    • ‘Running a hand through her hair, the girl finished off the last undone button on her dress and opened the door, meekly letting Amelia in.’
  • 2Not done or finished.

    ‘he had left his homework undone’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The demand for productivity has grown so significantly that no one feels they are doing enough; everyone looks at the undone workload and feels inadequate.’
    • ‘Nadia put Jo's things on her undone bed.’
    • ‘But when the filter is in the attic or somewhere else that is fairly inaccessible, this becomes an odious chore that is often left undone.’
    • ‘It was filled with undone homework and re-runs of Boy Meets World.’
    • ‘Alio almost hit him for that, but he restrained himself, even if he could explain it off as just a serge of anger for an undone job.’
    • ‘Out here, an undone chore is like a slow leak in a life raft - it threatens the stability of everything.’
    • ‘His black backpack was still slumped by his desk and the undone homework atop was weeks late.’
    • ‘She reached up and gave her dad a kiss on the cheek and a hug before leaving for her room for undone homework.’
    unfinished, incomplete, half-done
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  • 3 formal, humorous (of a person) ruined by a disastrous or devastating setback or reverse.

    ‘I am undone!’
    • ‘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.’
    defeated, beaten, foiled, frustrated, thwarted
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