undoing definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- the act of opening, untying, etc.
- a reversal of the doing of something done or accomplished; canceling or annulling
- the act of bringing to ruin, disgrace, or destruction
- the cause or source of ruin, disgrace, or destruction
undoing definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Present participle of undo.noun
- The act of unfastening or loosening.
- a. Ruin; destruction.b. The act of bringing to ruin.c. A cause or source of ruin; downfall: Greed was his undoing.
- The act of reversing or annulling something accomplished; a cancellation.
Variant of undo
transitive verb undid, undone, undoing
- to release or untie (a fastening)
- to open (a parcel, door, etc.) by this means
- to reverse the doing of (something accomplished); do away with; cancel; annul
- to put an end to; bring to ruin, disgrace, or downfall
- to upset emotionally; perturb
- Obsolete to interpret; explain
Origin: Middle English undon ; from Old English ; from un-, un- plush don, to do
- undoer noun