unduly


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un·du·ly

 (ŭn-do͞o′lē, -dyo͞o′-)
adv.
Excessively; immoderately: unduly familiar with strangers.

unduly

(ʌnˈdjuːlɪ)
adv
1. immoderately; excessively
2. in contradiction of moral or legal standards

un•du•ly

(ʌnˈdu li, -ˈdyu-)

adv.
1. excessively.
2. inappropriately or unjustifiably.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.unduly - to an undue degreeunduly - to an undue degree; "she was unduly pessimistic about her future"

unduly

unduly

adverb
Too much:
Informal: super.
Translations
بصورَةٍ غَيْر لائِقَه
přespříliš
indumentindûment
óhóflega
aşırı derecedegereksiz yere

unduly

[ˈʌnˈdjuːlɪ] ADV (= excessively) → excesivamente
we are not unduly worriedno estamos demasiado preocupados

unduly

[ˌʌnˈdjuːli] adv
(= particularly) [worried, concerned] → particulièrement, outre mesure
She did not seem unduly worried → Elle ne semblait pas particulièrement inquiète., Elle ne semblait pas inquiète outre mesure.
(= excessively) [pessimistic, optimistic] → excessivement
to be unduly influenced by sth → être excessivement influencé(e) par qch

unduly

advübermäßig, übertrieben; optimistic, pessimistic, lenientzu; punishunangemessen or übermäßig streng; you’re worrying undulySie machen sich (dat)unnötige Sorgen

unduly

[ʌnˈdjuːlɪ] advtroppo, eccessivamente

undue

(anˈdjuː) adjective
too great; more than is necessary. You show undue caution in distrusting him.
unˈduly adverb
You were unduly severe with the child.
References in classic literature ?
I no more felt unduly concerned for the landlord's policy of insurance.
Then the business of "getting the anchor" and securing it afterwards is unduly prolonged, and made a weariness to the chief mate.
Unduly concerned about the preservation of that which
Therefore, any one wishing to maintain among men the name of liberal is obliged to avoid no attribute of magnificence; so that a prince thus inclined will consume in such acts all his property, and will be compelled in the end, if he wish to maintain the name of liberal, to unduly weigh down his people, and tax them, and do everything he can to get money.
From beginning to end it is a warning to those who would think too lightly of the instincts and unduly exalt the intellect and its derivatives: Reason and Understanding.
But if there happen to be an unduly slender, clumsy, or timorous wight in the ship, that wight is certain to be made a ship-keeper.
And he suffered enough from brazenly meddlesome and self-seeking folk, from impudent and inquisitive intruders, to justify some suspicion of old acquaintances suddenly styling themselves old friends, and of distant connections newly and unduly eager to claim relationship.
It seems a little odd that this passage of a book, by no means of the greatest, should have had such an effect with me at a time when I was no longer so young as to be unduly impressed by what I read; but it is true that I have never since found myself in circumstances where there seemed to be no getting forward or going back, without a vision of that fiord scenery, and then a rise of faith, that if I kept on I should, somehow, come out of my prisoning environment.
In order to face the constant danger of hurt and even of destruction, his predatory and protective faculties were unduly developed.
By enlarging too much the number of electors, you render the representatives too little acquainted with all their local circumstances and lesser interests; as by reducing it too much, you render him unduly attached to these, and too little fit to comprehend and pursue great and national objects.
If our soldiers are not overburdened with money, it is not because they have a distaste for riches; if their lives are not unduly long, it is not because they are disinclined to longevity.
His father then told him that, as he had not been put to the expense of sending Angel up to Cambridge, he had felt it his duty to set by a sum of money every year towards the purchase or lease of land for him some day, that he might not feel himself unduly slighted.