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un·do·ing

 (ŭn-do͞o′ĭng)
v.
Present participle of undo.
n.
1. The act of unfastening or loosening.
2.
a. Ruin; destruction.
b. The act of bringing to ruin.
c. A cause or source of ruin; downfall: Greed was his undoing.
3. The act of reversing or annulling something accomplished; a cancellation.

undoing

(ʌnˈduːɪŋ)
n
1. ruin; downfall
2. the cause of downfall: drink was his undoing.

un•do•ing

(ʌnˈdu ɪŋ)

n.
1. the reversing of what has been done; annulling.
2. the action of ruining or destroying.
3. a cause of destruction or ruin.
4. the act of unfastening or loosing.
[1300–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.undoing - an act that makes a previous act of no effect (as if not done)
policy change, volte-face, about-face, reversal - a major change in attitude or principle or point of view; "an about-face on foreign policy"
2.undoing - loosening the ties that fasten somethingundoing - loosening the ties that fasten something; "the tying of bow ties is an art; the untying is easy"
laxation, loosening - the act of making something less tight

undoing

noun downfall, weakness, curse, trouble, trial, misfortune, blight, affliction, the last straw, fatal flaw His lack of experience may prove to be his undoing.

undoing

noun
1. The act of destroying or state of being destroyed:
2. Something that causes total loss or severe impairment, as of one's health, fortune, honor, or hopes:
Translations
دَمار، كارِثَه
zkáza
ruin
eyîilegging, fall
mahvolma nedeni

undoing

[ˈʌnˈduːɪŋ] Nruina f, perdición f
that was his undoingaquello fue su ruina or perdición

undoing

[ˌʌnˈduːɪŋ] n
to be sb's undoing → causer la perte de qn
to lead to sb's undoing → mener qn à sa perte

undoing

nRuin m, → Verderben nt

undoing

[ʌnˈduːɪŋ] nrovina

undo

(anˈduː) past tense unˈdid (-ˈdid) : past participle unˈdone (-ˈdan) verb
1. to unfasten or untie. Could you undo the knot in this string?
2. to reverse, or destroy, the effect of. The evil that he did can never be undone.
unˈdoing noun
(the cause of) ruin or disaster. Gambling was his undoing.
unˈdone (-ˈdan) adjective
(of work, a task etc) not done, or not finished. I don't like going to bed leaving jobs/work undone.
References in classic literature ?
The fact is that over-brooding proves the undoing of a man--his complete undoing.
I helped them in emptying the cart, and placing in it some pillows for the wounded man to rest on; and it was only when the driver had mounted to his place, and was starting for the Surgery, that I bethought me of the strange power I possessed of undoing all this harm.
This, however, as I hoped, proved the undoing of him, for he now hit out confidently at everything, and with his score at nine I beat him with my shooter.