undue

adjective
un·​due | \ ˌən-ˈdü How to pronounce undue (audio) , -ˈdyü\

Definition of undue

1 : not due : not yet payable
2 : exceeding or violating propriety or fitness : excessive undue force

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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.

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The Bank of Japan offered a bleaker picture of the economy on Friday and left its ultra-easy monetary policy on hold, but Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda cautioned against undue pessimism. Megumi Fujikawa, WSJ, "Bank of Japan Takes Gloomier View of Economy," 15 Mar. 2019 Healthy eating goes far beyond kale and an undue emphasis on weight loss. Nazima Qureshi, SELF, "3 Ways I Make Nutrition Advice More Culturally Relevant to Muslim Women Like Myself," 3 Apr. 2019 This will help protect your knee and hip from undue stress. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "A Total-Body HIIT Workout You Can Do in Under 15 Minutes From Celebrity Trainer Jeanette Jenkins," 14 Mar. 2019 During testimony delivered to a parliamentary committee, Gerald Butts said discussions former Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould has characterized as undue pressure were the usual thrust-and-parry of policy-making, directed at... Paul Vieira, WSJ, "Confidant of Embattled Trudeau Says Government Exerted No Undue Influence," 6 Mar. 2019 In several countries in Europe, the system for selecting justices is organized such that the process is insulated from undue political interference. Joanna Slater, Washington Post, "Selecting a Supreme Court justice doesn’t have to be a battle royal. Here’s how other countries do it.," 10 July 2018 Over time, this can place undue stress on your knee, says Mansour. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "How Adding a Resistance Band to Reverse Lunges Can Help Perfect Your Form," 6 Feb. 2019 As commander in chief, Trump immediately complicated the military’s case against Golsteyn, raising questions of undue command influence, as well as the possibility that the prosecution is bound to be short-circuited by a pardon. Taimoor Shah, The Seattle Times, "Trump to ‘review’ case of Green Beret accused of murdering Afghan," 16 Dec. 2018 Pruitt has also taken undue credit for collecting money from polluting companies that have broken environmental laws. Emily Atkin, The New Republic, "Scott Pruitt Keeps Taking Credit for Obama’s Work," 1 May 2018

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First Known Use of undue

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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undue

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of undue

formal : more than is reasonable or necessary

undue

adjective
un·​due | \ ˌən-ˈdü, -ˈdyü How to pronounce undue (audio) \

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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