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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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 Thus, the burden HB2 places on women seeking abortions is undue. Kayla Webley Adler, Marie Claire, "The 5 Most Epic Lines from the Supreme Court Abortion Ruling," 27 June 2016 Today’s report contains achievable recommendations that fulfill the President’s goal of placing the USPS on a path to sustainability, while protecting taxpayers from undue financial burdens and providing them with necessary mail services. Ben Brody, The Seattle Times, "Trump panel seeks higher postal rates for commercial shippers after Amazon criticism," 4 Dec. 2018 In this position, your ribs naturally want to flare out and your back naturally wants to arch, Mansour explains, which would be incorrect form and would potentially place undue stress on your lower back. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "Naomi Campbell Trains While She Travels With This One Versatile Core Move," 23 Nov. 2018 This prevents fluke findings from slipping through the cracks and any one study receiving undue weight. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "What Meditation Can—and Can’t—Do for Your Health," 11 Sep. 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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