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
However, Kovacs says drinking water by the gallon can put undue stress on your body.
Some researchers have expressed concern that such whole genome screening will skyrocket medical costs or cause undue psychological harm.
According to long-standing Justice Department guidelines, contact between the White House and the FBI is supposed to be routed through the attorney general or deputy attorney general to avoid the appearance of undue influence.
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.
But some retirees and current employees have said they were worried that ending employee contributions by switching to a 401(k) plan would introduce undue risk.
This became clear to me one morning during breakfast at the Grove Cafe & Market, where one table seemed to be garnering undue attention — especially since no one was sitting there at the time.
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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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