undoing [n] destruction, misfortune accident, adversity, affliction, bad luck, bad omen, bane, blight, blow, blunder, calamity, casualty, catastrophe, collapse, curse, defeat, destroyer, difficulty, disgrace, doom, downfall, error, failure, fault, faux pas, flaw, fumble, grief, humiliation, last straw*, misadventure, miscalculation, mischance, mishap, misstep, omission, overthrow, overturn, reversal, reverse, ruin, ruination, shame, slip, smash, stumble, subversion, trial, trip, trouble, visitation, weakness, wreck; concepts 230,674,679 —Ant. building, creation, doing, good fortune

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  • Undoing — may refer to:*Undoing (psychology) *Undoing (film) …   Wikipedia

  • Undoing — Un*do ing, n. 1. The reversal of what has been done. [1913 Webster] 2. Ruin. The utter undoing of some. Hooker. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • undoing — index annulment, defeasance, defeat, destruction, detriment, disaster, dissolution (disintegration) …   Law dictionary

  • undoing — ► NOUN ▪ a person s ruin or downfall …   English terms dictionary

  • undoing — [un do͞o′iŋ] n. 1. the act of opening, untying, etc. 2. a reversal of the doing of something done or accomplished; canceling or annulling 3. the act of bringing to ruin, disgrace, or destruction 4. the cause or source of ruin, disgrace, or… …   English World dictionary

  • undoing — n. ruin to prove to be smb. s undoing (alcohol proved to be his undoing) * * * [ʌn duːɪŋ] [ ruin ] to prove to be smb. s undoing (alcohol proved to be his undoing) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • undoing — un|do|ing [ ʌn duıŋ ] noun be someone s undoing or be the undoing of someone to be the cause of someone s failure: The team s weak defense was their undoing …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • undoing — [[t]ʌ̱ndu͟ːɪŋ[/t]] N SING: with poss If something is someone s undoing, it is the cause of their failure. His lack of experience may prove to be his undoing... Issues of national defense have been the undoing of Democratic candidates. Syn:… …   English dictionary

  • undoing — un|do|ing [ʌnˈdu:ıŋ] n be sb s undoing to cause someone s shame, failure etc ▪ In the end, drink was his undoing …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • undoing — noun be sb s undoing to cause someone s shame, failure etc: In the end gambling was his undoing …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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