Definition of undue
1 : not due : not yet payable
2 : exceeding or violating propriety or fitness : excessive undue force
Examples of undue in a Sentence
These requirements shouldn't cause you any undue hardship.
His writing is elegant without calling undue attention to itself.
Recent Examples of undue from the Web
In foreign affairs, Trump's undue bullying is breaking down alliances, undermining intelligence, economic, military and diplomatic cooperation.
Brown is now claiming fraudulent transfers and seeking rescission because of duress, menace, and undue influence.
Mr. Khuzami chose a partnership at a major corporate law firm, Kirkland & Ellis, disregarding critics who say the government’s revolving door with private entities gives corporate interests undue influence.
The suit alleges the companies also exaggerate the capabilities of their systems, misrepresent the status of their certification and exert improper and undue influence on government officials to win contracts.
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First Known Use of undue
UNDUE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of undue for English Language Learners
: more than is reasonable or necessary
Legal Definition of undue
1 : not due : not yet payable an undue bill
2 : exceeding or violating propriety or fitness would impose undue hardship on the debtors such a requirement would place an undue burden on employers
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