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undue

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adjective un·due \-ˈdü, -ˈdyü\

Simple Definition of undue

  • : more than is reasonable or necessary

Full Definition of undue

  1. 1 :  not due :  not yet payable

  2. 2 :  exceeding or violating propriety or fitness :  excessive <undue force>

Examples of undue

  1. These requirements shouldn't cause you any undue hardship.

  2. His writing is elegant without calling undue attention to itself.



14th Century

First Known Use of undue

14th century



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