What does undoing mean?

Definitions for undoing
ʌnˈdu ɪŋun·do·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. undoing(noun)

    an act that makes a previous act of no effect (as if not done)

  2. untying, undoing, unfastening(noun)

    loosening the ties that fasten something

    "the tying of bow ties is an art; the untying is easy"


  1. undoing(Noun)

    That which defeats.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Undoing(noun)

    the reversal of what has been done

  2. Undoing(noun)



  1. Undoing

    Undoing is a defence mechanism in which a person tries to 'undo' an unhealthy, destructive or otherwise threatening thought or action by engaging in contrary behaviour. For example, after thinking about being violent with someone, one would then be overly nice or accommodating to them. It is one of several defence mechanisms proposed by the founder of psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud during his career, many of which were later developed further by his daughter Anna Freud. The German term “Ungeschehenmachen” was first used to describe this defence mechanism. When translated, it literally means "un-make-happen,” which is essentially the core of “undoing.” Undoing refers to the phenomenon whereby a person tries to alter the past in some way to avoid or feign disappearance of an adversity or mishap.

Editors Contribution

  1. undoing

    Undoing (noun) is a state of cannot be complete.

    Undoing is a condition of being destroyed to be occupied.

    Submitted by pinkss5 on September 27, 2015  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of undoing in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of undoing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of undoing in a Sentence

  1. Tom Hardin:

    I am my own undoing.

  2. Eva Young:

    To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing.

  3. Holbrook Jackson:

    Beware of your habits. The better they are the more surely they will be your undoing.

  4. Reginald Blyth:

    If all men lead mechanical, unpoetical lifes, this is the real nihilism, the real undoing of the world.

  5. Michael Mikulka:

    We urge him to immediately commit to undoing the massive damage to EPA's work done under Pruitt's leadership.

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