undue


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Related to undue: undue delay, Undue hardship

undue

exceeding the appropriate or normal; excessive: the use of undue force
Not to be confused with:
undo – reverse or erase; annul; untie; unwrap: undo a knot

un·due

 (ŭn-do͞o′, -dyo͞o′)
adj.
1. Exceeding what is appropriate or normal; excessive: "I was grateful, without showing undue excitement" (Katherine Mansfield).
2. Not just, proper, or legal: undue use of force.

undue

(ʌnˈdjuː)
adj
1. excessive or unwarranted
2. unjust, improper, or illegal
3. (Banking & Finance) (of a debt, bond, etc) not yet payable
Usage: The use of undue in sentences such as there is no cause for undue alarm is redundant and should be avoided

un•due

(ʌnˈdu, -ˈdyu)

adj.
1. unwarranted; excessive.
2. inappropriate; unjustifiable or improper: undue influence.
3. not owed or currently payable.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.undue - not yet payableundue - not yet payable; "an undue loan"  
due - owed and payable immediately or on demand; "payment is due"
2.undue - not appropriate or proper (or even legal) in the circumstancesundue - not appropriate or proper (or even legal) in the circumstances; "undue influence"; "I didn't want to show undue excitement"; "accused of using undue force"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
due - suitable to or expected in the circumstances; "all due respect"; "due cause to honor them"; "a long due promotion"; "in due course"; "due esteem"; "exercising due care"
3.undue - lacking justification or authorization; "desire for undue private profit"; "unwarranted limitations of personal freedom"
unreasonable - not reasonable; not showing good judgment
4.undue - beyond normal limitsundue - beyond normal limits; "excessive charges"; "a book of inordinate length"; "his dress stops just short of undue elegance"; "unreasonable demands"
immoderate - beyond reasonable limits; "immoderate laughter"; "immoderate spending"

undue

undue

adjective
Exceeding a normal or reasonable limit:
Translations
přehnanýpřílišný
overdreven
túlságos
óhóflegur
nevajadzīgspārāk liels
aşırıgereğinden çok

undue

[ˈʌnˈdjuː] ADJindebido, excesivo

undue

[ˌʌnˈdjuː] adj [influence, suffering, pressure] → indu(e)

undue

adj (= excessive)übertrieben, übermäßig; (= improper)ungebührlich

undue

[ʌnˈdjuː] adjeccessivo/a

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 ?
Not only many of the officers of government, who obeyed the dictates of personal interest, but others, from a mistaken estimate of consequences, or the undue influence of former attachments, or whose ambition aimed at objects which did not correspond with the public good, were indefatigable in their efforts to pursuade the people to reject the advice of that patriotic Congress.
A seaman labouring under an undue sense of security becomes at once worth hardly half his salt.
Her influence continued through many years, and I can question it now only in the undue burden she seems to throw upon the individual, and her failure to account largely enough for motive from the social environment.
He read the letter through and felt pleased with it, and especially that he had remembered to enclose money: there was not a harsh word, not a reproach in it, nor was there undue indulgence.
A remarkable instance of the effect of undue brevity in depressing a poem, in keeping it out of the popular view, is afforded by the following exquisite little Serenade--
If she ignored his note it would give undue importance to a trivial affair.
Uncle Jerry coughed and stirred in his chair a good deal during Rebecca's recital, but he carefully concealed any undue feeling of sympathy, just muttering, "Poor little soul!
A perusal of their journals, as well as the candid acknowledgments of such as have had a seat in that assembly, will inform us, that the members have but too frequently displayed the character, rather of partisans of their respective States, than of impartial guardians of a common interest; that where on one occasion improper sacrifices have been made of local considerations, to the aggrandizement of the federal government, the great interests of the nation have suffered on a hundred, from an undue attention to the local prejudices, interests, and views of the particular States.
Pray put no construction on my words I do not mean they should convey, and give them no undue weight."
or when the Testator was subjected to undue and improper influence?
Geniuses are rare and, without being at all an undue praiser of times past, one can say without hesitation that until the appearance of Hugh Lofting, the successor of Miss Yonge, Mrs.
With each the question is what the writer has done with his opportunity; and each answers the question for itself in words which, if I may say so without undue solemnity, were written with a conscientious regard for the truth of my own sensations.