undue

adjective un·due \ ˌən-ˈdü , -ˈdyü \
Updated on: 9 May 2018

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

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

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

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First Known Use of undue

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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UNDUE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of undue for English Language Learners

  • : more than is reasonable or necessary


Law Dictionary

undue

adjective un·due \ ˌən-ˈdü, -ˈdyü \

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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